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THE LUCKY BAG 

NINETEEN TWENTY SIX 

THE ANNUAL OF THE REGIMENT 
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' FOREWORD 



TF, in years to come, reminiscences of a happy under- 
graduate life may be recalled through the medium of 
the following pages, the Staff of the Lucky Bag of 192.6, 
in endeavoring to record as comprehensively and artisti- 
cally as possible the salient features of the eightieth 
year of the history of the United States Naval Acad- 
emy, will feel its purpose to have been accomplished. 



CONTENTS 



Book I The Academy 1 1 

The Yard 13 

The Officials 35 

The Departments 43 

Book II The Classes 55 

The Regimental Organization .... 57 

The History of 1916 61 

The Under Classes 119 

Book III The Activities 143 

Athletics 145 

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Book V The Class 305 






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np HE Naval Academy, our Alma Mater, our Service Mother, is an in- 
-f- stitution whose influence we shall feel and whose stamp we shall 
bear throughout our lives. Enshrined in memories and hallowed by the 
passing of the years is the mosaic we call our Academy life. Simple and 
systematic is the pattern thereof. The yard, the officers, and the depart- 
ments form the central theme, each representing in its turn the high 
traditions of the Navy, the type of men who. command our ships, and 
the beginnings of knowledge whence comes sea power. 

Buildings and grounds change with the passage of time, but the 
spirit of the institution, the true Academy, ever remains the same. Time 
only can add to the glorious traditions which are our heritage. The aims, 
ideals, and examples are as unchanging as truth itself. On every side of 
us are reminders to serve as an inspiration to achieve the highest in 
fidelity to duty, personal honor and integrity, and devotion to country. 
Beautiful in themselves though they are, our trophies, flags, and mon- 
uments are only symbols, and it is the things for which they stand that 
are the abiding realities of life. Into the most impermeable of us must 
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VV 7HITE buildings rising from their emerald settingof grass and foli- 
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sky above, and sunlight gleaming upon the chapel's golden dome. Light- 
hearted, bright and gay is the scene when June smiles down upon the 
yard. Then again — rain dripping from cold grey walls upon the wet tiles 
of the terrace, spray dashing high from the waves which break in a 
smother of foam upon the sea wall, dead leaves fluttering down to the 
sodden earth, all beneath the leaden November skies. Cold and grey 
arise the buildings of the yard, the stern preceptors of Academy life. 
Eloquent of the service for which it trains is the yard in its different 
moods. Stern and relentless as the granite, the service calls for unswerv- 
ing loyalty. Yet for all its hardness we find the granite covered by trailing 
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ITHIN the chapel walls 
the new plebe first feels 
the power of that in- 
tangible force known 
as traditions of the service. The sun- 
light streams in bright colored rays 
through the stained glass windows 
which commemorate the Navy's 
leaders of yesterday. It slants across 
bronze and marble tablets telling of 
the deeds of one who fell fighting in 
far-off China, or another who per- 
ished at sea that his comrades might 
live. Finally in bright patches of 
light the sunbeams come to rest upon 
the white tile pavement which cov- 
ers the resting place of the Navy's 
first hero. In the crypt below, surrounded by flags and with the names of his 
different commands inscribed upon the pavement, lies the father of the Ameri- 
can Navy, John Paul Jones. He it was who first commanded a foreign salute 
for the flag which hangs above the chancel. In depicting the ideal officer 
Jones says that besides being a capable mariner "he should be as well a gen- 
tleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy, and the 
nicest sense of personal honor. In relation to those under his command, he 
should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, firmness, and charity." "Give me 
the iron in the men and I care not so much about the iron in the enemy's 
ships. Men, trained to arms will always do their duty if ably led." This 
is Farragut's statement of character's supreme importance. It is men such as 
Jones, Decatur, Porter, Farragut, and Dewey who have charted the course 
and set for us a standard of ideals. American sea power is still an unfinished 

story. Those chapel windows yet un- 
dedicated inspire the thought that 
posts of honor remain which any of us 
may be destined to fill. But glory, 
honor, hardship, and danger ever go 
hand in hand ; and in the presence of the 
glory of the past we kneel and sing a 
hymn to the Eternal Father for those 
of today in peril on the sea. Tradition 
and navy spirit grow upon one with 
the passage of time. They cannot be 
suddenly grafted upon us, nor can they 
be well understood except by long 
association. A key to this understand- 
ing exists, however, in the inscription 
upon the bronze portals, "Non Sibi 
Sed Patria." Full well have those com- 
memorated here exemplified in their 
lives the motto, "Not for ourselves 
but for our country." 

















HE Naval Academy of today has grown 
from an humble beginning under George 
Bancroft, founder of the institution. 
The hall wherein the Regiment eats, 
sleeps, and studies bears his name. One's 
first impression is a sense of the size of 
this structure and, as a lowly plebe, 
one's first act is to get hopelessly lost 
in the maze of corridors and rooms. 
Then the plebe grasps the system- 
atic scheme of arrangement and 
in due time his own little apart- 
ment with bare buff walls, 
white iron bed, hard bot- 
tomed chair, and green 
topped study table becomes 
endowed with a person- 
ality which distinguish- 
es it from a thousand 
similar rooms. On the 
terraces of the hall 
with feet blistering on 
the hot concrete and 
sweat streaming from 
every pore, he stands 
at attention in the 
blazing July sun, and 





learns the meaning of military dis- 
cipline. Amid the clatter of dishes 
and the hurrying of mess boys, he 
assumes a brace and dines among 
the upper classes in the long mess 
hall. A year later will find him 
smiling quietly as he watches new 
plebes marching in file beneath the 
endless lines of corridor lights. And 
four years hence he will hurry along 
the same corridors littered with 
trunks and cruise boxes to fall in 
with the other members of the 
graduating class. Memory will of- 
ten turn back to the moments of 
leisure spent in Bancroft. Spring 
evenings and the smokers on the 
seaward terrace, with the jazz band 
in action, listening in on the radio 
after taps, trying out the latest on 
the "vie," and divers sessions of 
the radiator club. Little things are 
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IN the heart of the group of buildings 
which make up Bancroft Hall is a 
hall dedicated to the memory of 
the officers and men who have per- 
ished nobly in the service. Fixed in the 
hearts of us who follow them in the 
service, is the longing to prove worthy 
of our heritage of tradition, to live, to 
fight, to achieve, and to die bravely and 
in a righteous cause. Bronze and marble 
memorial tablets, oil paintings, swords, 
and flags are really trivial things in 
themselves. But they bring home forci- 
bly the ideals with which they are 
associated, and which we unconsciously 
make our own. "Tradition of the serv- 
ice" becomes more than a meaningless 
phrase when we consider the examples 
which we should follow. Briefly sum- 
marized it might be said that tradition 
teaches us: to prepare for whatever 
emergency the future holds so that we 
too may answer "We are ready now"; 
to devote ourselves to a chosen cause 
with the loyalty which urges in the 
face of death, ' 'Don't give up the ship' ' ; 
to respect the rights of others with the 
fine spirit which prompted, "Never mind me, I am 
those other fellows," or "After you, pilot"; and to 
of life with that indomitable spirit which refuses to accept 
shouting "I have not yet begun to fight," drives on to victory. 





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charge and dismiss the Com- 
pany!" 
A flash 
of swords, a brief 
command, a rattle of bolts, an- 
other command, and then a hur- 
rying of feet as the ranks fall 
apart and each man hastens to 
return his rifle to the racks 
along the walls. Or, as snow 
falls softly on the long green 
roof, it is the click of instru- 
ments in the plotting room, 

the reverberating clang of the breech plug swung home, and the sharp 
crack of the sub-calibre rifles which catch the ear. Gun crews clad in white 
works cluster about their guns engaging in mimic battle practice, spotting 
groups perched on benches aloft observe the splashes of the salvos, and on all 
sides are groups studying the intricacies of the fire control system. Here also 
the first class assembles each month to battle for a mark with log book and 
range tables. But in bright contrast to these monthly struggles are the occas- 
ions when music, light, and laughter combine to dispel the grey of routine 
life and study. Gay colors mingle with blue and gold in a kaleidoscopic pat- 
tern which moves and changes with the rythm of the music. And snake, four-O, 
brick, blind drag, and repentant Red Mike mingle in the ever-moving crowd. 
Zero days and a whiff! Each midshipman in the crowded hall impatiently 
awaits the final word. A burst of cheering, a cloud of white caps flung heaven- 
ward, and another class emerges from Dahlgren bearing their tokens of a 
course well run. 








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THE afternoon sun sinks low in 
the west. Not a breath of air 
stirs the foliage which closes in 
to form a deep green arch above 
the brown and yellow pebbles of lovers' 
lane. Not a ripple breaks the placid mir- 
ror of the Severn faintly reflecting the 
cottony clouds clustered above its wood- 
ed banks. All day long the July sun has 
beat down with dazzling brilliancy up- 
on the sparkling surface of the bay, upon 
the hot pavements, upon the white 
buildings of the yard, and upon the 
cobble stone streets of old Annapolis 
which lies steeped in the dreamy lan- 
guor of midsummer. A few white clad 
plebes cross the terraces or walk through 
the grounds, but the yard seems dead 
and deserted. Even the buildings have 
succumbed to lethargy. Withdrawing in- 
to ivy covered walls, the windows of the 
superintendent's home regard the world 
with half drawn shades like eyes half 
closed in listless reverie. Months have 
passed and theyard hasawakenedto lifeand 
action. Figures in blue hurry along Blake 
Road or youngster cut-off returning from 
liberty. The crisp evening air bears with it 
the tang of frost and burning leaves which 
seems distinctive of autumn evenings. A 
warm and cheerful light now streams from 
the windows, and music and laughter pro- 
ceed from within. Here and there about 
the yard on Porter Road, Upshur Road, 
Rodgers Road, or beyond College Creek on 
Bowyer orPhythian Roads are evening call- 
ers bidding their adieux and starting home- 
ward. The Regiment has returned from the 
cruise and September leave. Academic year 
is under way, and the social life of the 
yard is again in full swing. 





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ITH a proud and 
haughty stare, the old 
Greek warrior gazes 
before him at the hall, 

on whose wall his ensign hangs. 

Perchance he dreams of a century- 
past, when, instead of a granite 

pedestal, he graced the prow of a 

British frigate and gazed towards 

the wide horizons of the open sea. 

Does he recall the day when the 

eighteen-pounders about his pedes- 
tal roared defiance at the United 

States and the frigate of that name? 

And does he remember how the 

Macedonian's ensign was lowered 

to the stars and stripes from across 

the sea? Certainly, but rejoicing in 

the gallantry of both Decatur and 

Carden and glorying in America 

and England alike, his proud gaze 

never fails. 

Beyond the Macedonian, is a 

memorial group erected by midshipmen to brother midshipmen who died 

in the Mexican War. "To Passed Midshipmen H. A. Clemson and J. R. 

Hynson lost with the U. S. brig 'Somers' off Vera Cruz, December 8, 1846. 

To Midshipmen J. W. Pillsbury and T. B. Shubrick, the former drowned 

off Vera Cruz, Mexico, July 2.4, 1846, the latter killed at the Naval Battery, 

Vera Cruz, March 2.5, 1847, while in the discharge of their duties. This 

monument is erected by passed 
and other midshipmen of the 
U. S. N. as a tribute of re- 
spect." 

For those of an older genera- 
tion stands the Tripoli Monu- 
ment, "To the memory of 
Somers, Caldwell, Decatur, 
Wadsworth, Dorsey, Israel. As 
a small tribute of respect to 
their valor so worthy of imita- 
tion, their brother officers have 
erected this monument. The 
love of glory inspired them. 
Fame has crowned their deeds. 
History records the event. The 
children of Columbia admire, 
and Commerce laments their 
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SHERWOOD 

HALL, the 

home of 

"S t ea m" — 
otherwise known 
as Engineering 
and Aeronautics. 
What experiences 
have been ours 
within these walls 
as we learned 
what makes the 
wheels go round! 
Drills in the mod- 
el room determin- 
ing the modus operandi of everything from a butter-fly valve to a B. and W. 
boiler, days of ink-stained endeavor to fair the lines of a sub-chaser, hours at 
forge, bench or lathe; and months of sketch and describe in the section room as we 
assailed the mysteries of Marine Boilers, Johnny Gow, Thermo, and Turbines. 
The musical hum of the power house turbines recalls long watches during 
the summer cruises when the sultry, steaming, oily atmosphere of the engine 
room fairly seemed to vibrate with the ceaseless roar of the cruising turbines 
and reduction gears. Endless study, hard won practical experience, dirt, and 
sweat, and toil — that is the price. Accurate knowledge of the power, ma- 
chinery, and methods which transform a mass of steel into a magnificent ship 
of war — that is the reward, of the officer and engineer. Prosaic it may seem, 
but steam and its development in our navy have had their romance as well 
as sails and rigging. Changes in science and industry have wrought great 
changes in our fleets. Corresponding changes in the Naval Academy and its 
course have followed. Yesterday it was wood, sails, tar, and oakum; today 
it is steel and steam. Already the field is broadening and disclosing glimpses 
new and interesting. What will tomorrow offer as we advance in our con- 
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WHAT a host of mem- 
ories are clustered 
around these buildings 
— the section room, 
and the little red book! Sampson 
Hall brings to mind its test tubes, 
reagents, and chlorine fumes; its 
physical laboratory with pulleys, 
and optical lenses; and the hall of 
horrors where showers of sparks 
and popping circuit breakers pro- 
claimed a swabo for the amateur 
electrician's motor hook-up. Ma- 
han Hall, with its library of thou- 
sands of volumes is a fitting memor- 
ial to America's greatest writer on 
Naval Strategy and History. Maury 
Hall brings back pleasant afternoons 
among the curios and trophies of 
the museum, or correspondingly 
unpleasant mornings in the exam- 
ination room untangling the mys- 
teries of math. The Auditorium, 
flaunting from its walls the battle 
flags of foreign men-of-war, a Euro- 
pean royal standard, and flags from 
a Chinese fort, recalls first class 
hops, plebe lectures, and countless 
shows. Like the jovial countenance 
of the full moon the yellow face of the clock peers down from the library 
tower. As evening shadows deepen upon the yard, his mellow voice pro- 
claims the hour. In a burst of brilliant color the Masquerader sign flashes, 
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ALONG both walls of the 
/\ long lower corridor of 
j\ Luce Hall are small brass 
^X. \ tablets, each bearing the 
name of an American destroyer and 
giving a brief account of the man 
for whom that destroyer was 
named. Each plate is really a page 
of our naval history, with courage 
and self-sacrifice written after ev- 
ery name. The Saginaw's gig, Hob- 
son's raft, the Jeanette polar ex- 
pedition boat, the Olympia's fig- 
urehead, and Perry's battle flag on 
Lake Erie — what associations 
these have with our national his- 
tory! If they could tell their stor- 
ies, what facts we might learn 
from gilded figure-head, ancient 
gun, or tattered ensign! 

Amid the volumes on Naval 
History, lives of famous officers, 
and great battles on the sea, one 

can find a store-house rich with narratives which these relics try dumbly 
to picture for us. With Perry once more we meet the enemy on Lake Erie and 
they are ours. Once more we hear the splinter of crashing masts, and the 
smoke of battle rolls thick about us while the Constitution and Guerriere, 
wage mortal combat. Once more we tread the decks of the Alabama or the 
Kearsarge and, white sails distended, search far and wide over blue sea 

lanes for ships of 
the enemy. Once 
more we chase 
the fleeing Span- 
iards at Santiago, 
or roll scuppers un- 
der on a North Sea 
destroyer. And 
then we dream 
a bit of the future. 
More wars? Not if 
the peace-lov- 
ing spirit of Amer- 
ica can prevent. 
But if other means 
fail, may our flag fly 
as nobly on the 
seas of to-morrow 
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THE long shadows of 
afternoon creep slo 
aero ss Farragut 
field, softly veil- 
ing the scene of many an 
infantry drill and many a 
furious football struggle. 
Daylight wanes, the gold- 
en glow of sunset gilds 
the sails of the schooners 
which dot the blue ex- 
panse of water, and the 
last bright rays of the 
sinking sun glint upon the 
Reina's ensign. Sweet and clear the silvery notes of "Colors" float upon the 
evening air, and the flag is lowered for the night. In the gathering dusk 
the delicate tracery of the wireless towers is silhouetted against the rising 
moon, and already her mellow light begins to build its golden path across 
the water. Receding into the distant haze, the far horizon of the bay goes 
out to join the ocean — old ocean whose eternal charm lures us ever on. 
"The years that kept us shorebound here have died." Our academic career 
with all that it holds of joy and sorrow is left behind on Severn's shore. No 
more will we stroll through Wilson Park enjoying an evening smoke, no 
more will we sail catboat or cutter on the bay, no more will we embark 
from the sea wall upon our summer cruises. Midshipmen days have dropped 
astern and pass from sight, not memory, in a white and foaming wake. Our 

bow points toward the future whose margin fades for- 
ever and forever as we move. The course is set. We are 
outward bound, bound 
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WHEN you of the Class of Twenty-six 
glance through your Lucky Bags years 
after graduation, many will be the 
memories of the officers who were the 
gods of destiny during your midshipmen days— 
you will recall nick-names applied to some, inci- 
dents concerning others, and impressions left upon 
you by them all. Recognizing, though he does, the 
importance of the power behind the guns, the 
midshipman goes about his daily life with lit- 
tle reflection upon that power. Without realizing 
it, his contact with officers exerts upon him a far- 
reaching influence. After all, there is much in a 
midshipman's training which is better learned 
from men than books. More than the buildings 
and grounds are required to make the Academy. 
Just as a ship is useless without its trained per- 
sonnel to control it, so is the Academy useless 
without the authorities who guide it, and any 
consideration of the Academy would be incom- 
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Honorable Calvin C. Coolidge 




The Secretary of the T\[ayy 
Honorable Curtis D. Wilbur 




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THE DEPARTMENTS 



VALUABLE indeed are the social and academic sides of Acad- 
emy life but, after all, we spend most of our time in the grim 
pursuit of knowledge. "Ex Scientia Tridens." The pursuit 
of knowledge for many is a long stern chase with the quarry 
hull-down over the horizon. For others is the satisfaction of occasion- 
ally seeing a well-ranged salvo strike home. But for all, the course 
must be run with all sail set. Those for whom the race is too swift 
and who must perforce drop out are remembered by their comrades 
and their fate regarded as a misfortune perhaps, but never as a dis- 
honor. Dour visaged old Tecumseh has received many a tribute from 
his wooden worshippers and will doubtless continue his reign as long 
as the Academics bring sorrow to the young gentlemen of the Regi- 
ment. Exec, Steam, Dago, Juice, Bones, Nav, Ordnance, Seamanship, 
English. Enemies of old they are; we commemorate them here not 
because there is danger of our forgetting them — hardly that — but in 
order that those who finish the race may gaze upon the scalps of their 
erstwhile enemies with inward congratulations upon their success. 
Perchance the dead may walk again as we continue our careers. For 
the present, however, let us review each extinct member of the Aca- 
demic eleven and stow him away with a glad Amen. 









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Standing — P. Briggs, L. Y. Mason, J. U. Lademan, R. M. Ihrig, L. E. Kelley, C. C. Hartman, L. P. Padgett, Jr., W. E. Cheadle, W. G. Greenman, 

H. B. Ransdell, W. C. Ansel, H. N. Hill. 
Seated— S. F. Heim, F. A. L. Vossler, B. Mayer, D. W. Bagley, S. Gannon, C. C. Slayton, R. C. Giffen, W. D. Brereton, C. W. Magruder. 




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EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 

Sinclair Gannon 

CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY 

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Second Row — F. Londahl, H. E. Snow, J. J. Hughes. 

Seated— G. D. Murray, R. S. Field, E. A. Wolleson, H. A. Baldridge (Head of Department), G. C. Barnes, R. H. Booth, C. H. McMorris. 



THE DEPARTMENT OF 

SEAMANSHIP & FLIGHT TACTICS 

Harry A. Baldridge 

CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY 



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Top Row—E. R. Herbst, J. J. Patterson, 3rd, E. R. Hill, J. L. Holloway, Jr., E. D. Kern, T. C. Scaffe, J. Pranis. 

Second Row—B.. L. Grosskopf, E. R. DeLong, W. Cochran, H. M. Briggs, H. W. Need, S. Cook, E. E. Herrmann, H. G. Hopwood. 

Seated — E. B. Nixon, J. B. Rutter, D. L. Howard, W. S. Anderson (Head of Department), S. A. Clement, H. D. Roesch, H. D. McHenry. 

THE DEPARTMENT OF 

ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY 

Walter S. Anderson 

CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY 

Head of Department 








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Top Row—E. S. Stoker, S. K. Hall, T. B. Brittain, S. C. Dougherty, M. A. Deans, A. B. Alexander. 

Second Row — R. H. Hargrove, W. E. Tarbutton, L. P. Wessell, J. E. Gingrich, C. M. Abson, V. E. Korns. 

Seated— I. C. Sowell, H. J. Shields, A. M. Allen, W. J. Giles (Head of Department), C. J. Moore, S. Mills, P. V. H. Weems. 



THE 

DEPARTMENT of NAVIGATION 

William J. Giles 

CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY 






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Top flow— E. E. Stevens, C. F. Swanson, C. W. Hamill, J. M. Berlin, G. C. Klein, R. N. S. Baker, C. H. Rockey, B. O. Wells, D. M. Page, R. D. 

Threshie, W. H. Weed, Jr., W. E. Farrell. 
Second Row— J. I. Hale, G. H. Easton, T. N. Vinson, R. Bolton, K. R. R. Wallace, J. W. Higley, D. P. Johnson, A. D. Brown, R. H. Cruzen, H. D. 

Power, C. Cleave, G. Beneze. C. P. Bolgiano. 
Seated^- G. W. D. Dashiell, G. B. Ashe, C. A. Lucas, R. C. Needham, G. J. Roweliff (Head of Department), T. W. Johnson, H. W. Underwood, 

W. E. Goodhue, E. Davis. 

THE DEPARTMENT OF 

ENGINEERING & AERONAUTICS 

Gilbert J. Rowcliff 

CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY 

Head of Department 





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Second Row — H. E. Jenks, L. T. Wilson, G. R. Clements, W. J. King, J. B. Scarborough, W. A. Conrad, J. N. Galloway, A. Dillingham. 

Seated — H. M. Robert, Jr., P. Capron, H. L. Rice, A. J. Chantry, (Head of Department), C. Leiper, J. B. Eppes, J. A. Bullard. 

THE 

DEPARTMENT of MATHEMATICS 

Allan J. Chantry 

COMMANDER, (c.C.) UNITED STATES NAVY 

Head of Department 





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Second Row—T). G. Howard, B. F. Poe, H. R. Parker, R. S. Morse, M. M. Dupre, M. W. Powers, J. C. Gray, L. S. Lewis, P. W. Steinhagen, 

E. W. Thompson. 
Third Row— W. W. Pace, B. S. Mansfield, R. C. Moureau, D. E. Cummins, R. Dudley, C. M. Holton, C. R. Crutcher, D. W. Coe, G. Bannerman, 

G. A. Patterson, W. E. Clayton. 
Seated— F. K. Elder, F. Slingluff, Jr., P. J. Dashiell, Benjamin Dutton (Head of Department), R. B. Horner, S. Cochran, S. D. McCaughey. 

THE DEPARTMENT OF 

Electrical Engineering & Physics 




Benjamin Dutton 

COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NAVY 

Head of Department 




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Seated-n. McCorm.ck, A. F. Westcott, Carroll Storrs Alden (Head of Department), H F Krafft, W B Norrk 



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Carroll S. Alden 

PROFESSOR 

Head of Department 





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Seated — W. E. Olivet, H. A. Jones, W. L. Friedell (Head of Department), A. Fernandez, M. A. Colton. 




THE DEPARTMENT OF 

MODERN LANGUAGES 

Wilhelm L. Friedell 

COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NAVY 

Head of Department 





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Seated— C. E. Morrow, J. F. Terrell, C. J. Holeman W. H. Bell (Head of Department), W. J. Riddick, R. T. Canon, S. O. Claytor. 



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DEPARTMENT OF HYGIENE 

William H. Bell 

CAPTAIN, (m.C.) UNITED STATES NAVY 

Head of Department 











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Seated — J. Schutz, G. Heintz, G. E. Mott, B. McCandless (Head of Department), W. A. Richardson, L. H. Mang, F. Sazama. 




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PHYSICAL TRAINING 

Byron McCandless 

COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NAVY 

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SOMEONE has said that the most inspiring story ever told is the 
story of the gradual growth of man, up from the animal state 
of which the earliest records tell us, into the glory and power 
that are now his. To the casual observer who sits by the side of the 
turbulent stream of Naval Aca4emy life and watches it as it goes 
swiftly by, the most inspiring part of the whole vast mechanism is 
not its intricate organization, its buildings, its memorials, or the 
huge amount of work which its academic departments cover, but the 
way in which this school of the service, like some kind of a giant 
sausage grinder, catches up all the varied types of men and boys who 
enter its walls, college graduates and high school graduates, cowboys 
and coal miners, ex-gobs and ex-theological students, and sorts and 
shuffles them here and there, discarding, retaining, readjusting, till 
when graduation brings an end to their four years as "young gintlemin 
ave th' rigimint" they have been developed, some more than others 
it is true, but all to a greater or less extent, into naval officers. 

In this record of the class we have tried to picture not certain 
individuals, but certain types. We have tried to show how these 
types react to similar conditions, how they face the problems that 
every midshipman is forced to face before he graduates. So, classmate, 
when you are a hard-boiled twice and a half striper in the Asiatics, 
and you've read every scrap of print on the ship and everything else in 
your Lucky Bag but this history, you MAY, in desperation, turn to it 
and read it through. If you do, see if you can find yourself as you were 
in the good old days before your forehead advanced to the back of 
your neck, and you began to develop a waist line. 



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Greenwald, J. A., Jr. 
Mids'n. Com'd'r. 



HUTCHINS, C. B 

Mids'n. Lieut. 

ESKILSON, E. T. 
Mids'n. Lieut. 



LYMAN, C. H., JR. 

Mids'n. Lt. Com'd'r. 

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STAFF 

Briner, C. E. 

M.idin. Lt. Com d'r. 

BUCHANAN, C. A. TAYLOR, J. Mc N. 

Mids'n. Lt. (_/'•£•) Mids'n.' Lieut. 

STRAIN, C. L. LINAWEAVER, W. E. 
Mids'n. Ensign Batt. C. P. 0. 



THE 

FIRST BATTALION 
STAFF 

Weaver, G. C. 
Mids'n. Lt. Com d'r. 




SELLERS, A. M. 

Mids'n. Lt. (/'. g.) 

SPRENGER, W. C. 

Mids'n. Ensign 



FLOYD, W. O. 

Mids'n. Lieut. 

FISHER, E. D. 
Batt. C. P. 0. 







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THIRD BATTALION 
STAFF 

Rogers, J. H. 

Mids'n. Lt. Com d'r. 



ADAIR, C. 

Mids'n. Lt. (y. _g.) 

ELLIOTT, E. W. 

Mids'n. Ensign 



MUMMA, A. G. 

Mids'n. Lieut. 

LENTZ, A. W. 
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Flippin, R. N. 

Mids'n. Lt. Com' d'r. 



LONG, A. C. 
Mids'n. Lt.Q. g.) 

SYLVESTER, J. 

Mids'n. Ensign 



LEE, F.2ND. 
Mids'n. Lieut. 

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PLEBE SUMMER 




15 April, 19XX. Today Bert and I 
finished our last set of exams for the 
Naval Academy, and this is the first 
time I've been able to draw an easy 
breath in months. Anyway, it's over 
now and whether we passed or not, 
botrTI)frus-~ca.n truly say that we did 
the best- we could. There are only two 
lotus appointed from Eagle FalkvaneHr 
hope we either both pass or both faih 
Tt would- feeem mighty funny to go 
away to school without Bert. 

X4 May, 19x2.. The world seems 
pretty much upside-down today. The 
notices from the Navy Department 
Came this morning and I passed, . . . 
but Bert failed. I don't know what to 
do or say. Bert's broken-hearted about 
it though he doesn't say anything 
We've been planning this thing to- 




gether for so long, ever since we were 
kids, and if he can't go it will take 
all the joy out of it for me. 

X5 June, 19x2.. Tomorrow I leave. 
It's been rather quiet around the house 
the last few days. I don't seem to feel 
half as pepped up about going to the 
Naval Academy as I expected to. I 
wonder what it's like. Bert left yes- 
terday to go up into Minnesota to 
work on the farm during the summer. 
His dad owns a big wheat ranch there. 
Most of the old gang have left town 
for the summer and I'll be rather glad 
to get away myself. 

3 July, 19XX. This is the fourth day 
I've been in this Naval Academy and I 
haven't yet been able to figure out just 
what it's all about. I can remember a 
small crowd at the station to see me 



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ott, mostly family, a hot night's ride, 
then Chicago and a cinder in my eye, 
another train ride, arriving an hour 
and a half late in mortal fear of capital 
punishment, and an agonizing two 
hours on an elongated street car that 
somehow seemed to have wandered 
out into the country. After that only a 
confused jumble of "Candidate?" "Uh 
"Very well, step insideplease," 



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dress, father's name, address, and bus- 
iness, .... who do you wish noti- 
fied in case of accident? ... . please 
sign full name here and here, . . . no, 
no, NO, not there'/' .... "Now re- 
port to the main office in Bancroft 

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me see; oh yes, right down that road 
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>rt for your Physical Ej 
row at nine' 
have been here a 

Promptness is one of the prime requis- 
ites of a naval officer^^strip, man, 



strip, don't mind me. 
you ever had colic, measles, whoopii 
cough or toothache? 'Y/^/ 
up to this mark please, read the ver- 
tical," .... "wart on lower nose, 
scar on this and tha t" - ^ % ~~^ Rn 
you wish to study French or Span- 
ish?" . . . ."I solemnly swear to 
support and . % . ." "If you carry 
one of the laundry bags in each hand, 
I'll hang the other and the broom 
around your neck, and you can carry 
your shoes in your teeth." . . . "Say 
are you assigned to this room, too? 




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Infantry 



Cutters 



You are? Well, I guess we're to be 
roommates, huh?" . . . . "Say, does 
underwear on the third shelf mean 
third from the bottom or third from 
the top?"""^^^^:: 'Migod! is thatH| 
mattress? I thought it was a shelf." 
.... "Why shouldn't I put out the 
light? Huh? You're the M.C. Wellj 
I'm the King of the Irish Free StatH 
No, I'm not trying to get funny. Oh, 
all right," . . . "Well, goodnight." 
. . . . "Holy Fish, I wish I was 

30 July, 19ZZ. The tropics may be 
hot, but I don't think they can have 
much on Annapolis. We had rifle: 
^ahge this morning and George, my 
roommate, almost shot the officer in 
charge of the drill. After we had fin- 
ished the three hundred yard course he 









told George to "Retire" and George 
thought he said "Fire," and so he 
did, and missed him (the officer)' by 
about a foot. The officer was pretty 
mad about it and heaved George on 
the pap for improper performance of 
duty. George said he guessed he put 
him down for improper performance be- 
cause he missed him. I got a letter 
from Betty this morning butshedidn't 

say anything, much. 

2.3 August, 192.1. George is in sick 
bay today. We had a big fight with 
the Second Batt. about ten o'clock 
last night and some one poured a 
bucket of water on George from the 
third deck. It wasn't that the water 
bothered him so much but the dumb 
bozo up above let the bucket go after 
the water, and just as he did, George 



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looked up to s 
water on him. 

rrj August, 19ZZ. The ships are due 
in tomorrow morning with the upper- 
classmen. I guess it's goodbye to plebe 
summer. Goodbye to cutter drills and 
rifle range; to carefree days and dream- 
less nights. The ships come in 
morrow. 

z 9 August, 19ZZ. Well GOOOOOO 
OOOOOOOOD NIGHT . . . . Those 
folks aren't even reasonable. How in 
Hades am I supposed to know what 
ship a man was on when I never saw 
him before in my whole life. It's not 
good sense to expect a man to do that. 
And the other fool questions they 
asked . I asked George what he thought 
about the whole thing, and he said 

Huh" and walked away. A first 



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classman "borrowed" four of his 
shirts to go on leave with and George 
hasn't been real sociable -since, 

i September, 19ZZ. Today we had 
our first taste of the far-famed Aca- 
demics, — preliminary instruction in 
Dago and Steam. At last we know the 
wherefor of those cunning little cases 
we were issued. I don't think I'll ever 
get the ink off of my hands, though, — 
I spilled a whole bottle over every- 
thing. 



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z<2 September, 19ZZ. Tomorrow Ac. 
year begins. Tomorrow the upper 
classes get back. Tomorrow at noon is 
the first formation. Beyond that, as 
Daniel Webster said, "I seek not to 
penetrate the veil." Well, so long 
everybody, I hope to see you again 
some time. 




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PLEBE YEAR 




8 October, i9zx. Only a week ago 
and it seems years since the 30th of 
Sept. I wonder who Jones is. A first 
classman told me|tJhe other day, thatJ 
he was dead, and I said that that was 
too bad as politely as I could. This 
is the first chance I've had to breathe 
for more than a week. Say, when I 
came to this place I didn't even know 
the meaning of the word "study. 

Z4 October, 191Z. Chet dropped his 
gun at infantry this afternoon. That 
boy is always on hand when it comes 

to putting his foot in it George 

is the luckiest man in the world. He 
went on the "B" Squad training table 
last Monday. I wonder what it feels 
like to eat like a human being again 
and not like a cross between a wooden 
soldier and a structural toy. George 



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says the team this year is sure to beat 
the Army, Ail-Americans included. 
They surely are a collection of hard- 
looking and hard acting young men 
when they come on the field. 

xi November, 19ZZ. George is 
thrilled through. He got shifted up 
to the "A" Squad last week and 
there is a chance that he may get into 
the Army Game. The team is round- 
ing into wonderful shape. The season 
thus far has not been a brilliant one, 
but it has been more than satisfactory, 
and there is no predicting an Army- 
Navy Game anyhow. The most strik- 
ing thing to me about this coming 
Game, however, is the change that 
has come over the spirit of the Regi- 
ment itself. For the first time we are 
working all together for a common 



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cause, and instead of being four widely 
separated classes we seem to be now 
one brotherhood, all striving together 
toward the one great goal of all of us, 
— — Beat the Army. 



14 November, 192.2.. I've caught 
at last. In the stands there at Franklin 
Field it hit me all of a sudden just 
what it was that I had been lacking, 
what it was those men on the field 
had that I had as yet failed to find 
and why I had felt to this time a little 
feeling of being apart, alone. ... As 
I watched the shadows of twilight 
lengthen across that miniature battle- 
field during those last desperate, de- 
spairing moments, it seemed to me 
that the Regiment was giving the 
team more than just the support of 
r voices, and in the silence during 




M^s^E-gp^e-fli 



signals I looked around me. Every 
man of all the hundreds in the stands 
was leaning forward, hands clenched, 
following each move of that team, 
: — his team, — and hurling every ounce 
of his will, every drop of power that 
was in him, out to the men on the 
field. Then the ball was snapped, the 
men got into action again, that some- 
thing that has driven men to the far 
corners of the earth on hopeless mis- 
sions, that has sent them into battle 
without swerving, and into the arms 
of death with a smile, that something 
without which the Navy would be 
seless and the defences of the country 
ridiculous, — the Spirit of the Service) 
the Old Navy Fight. 

zo December, 1911. One day a sleep 
and a butt, thirty-nine and five- 



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Those steam kits 



Eight demerits 




sixth hours, twenty-three hundred 

and fifteen minutes, one hundred 

and forty-two thousand, nine hundred 
and twenty seconds, till Christmas 
leave. It can't be long now. 

4 January, 19Z3. I got back from 
leave this morning. Don't speak to 
me, don't touch me, don't bother me, 
— get the 'ell out of this room and 
leave me alone. 

7 February, 19x3. Poor Chet. The 
exams laid him down. A 1.04 in Math 
and a z. 36 in Steam, and his Dago 
mark not in yet. Even at that they 
can't make him rhino. Chet says that 
there's always another chance and 
so he's planning already on coming 
back next year. He's a great kid. 1 
wonder if I could take the thing so 
leerfullv if I was the one who had 




to eo back to the old home town and 
tell them that I had failed. Thanks to 
a little luck, a penny or two heaved 
at Tecumseh, and a lot of hard work, 
George and I managed to get by. 
But that five-hour Math exam, is 
something that will haunt me for 
years. George says that when he 
thinks of seven more sessions such as 
this last week has been, he can't de- 
cide whether to be a ribbon salesman 
or a plumber. 

z8 March, 19Z3. The long grind 
from Christmas Leave to Graduation. 
I had heard of it before but I never 
realized just what it could be till now. 
The time seems to go on, the hands 
of the clock move, but somehow we 
seem no closer to the end than we were 
a month ago. George has decided to 



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der if he knows what he is getting 



into. They don't play it where £hej 
comes from, but I've seen that game 
played. However, they say the Lord 
looks out for them that are blind 
and cannot see. I tried to tell him but 
he wouldn't listen. 

4 June, 192.3. Say, man, have you 
ever stood in the open gate of a prison 
whose cold and relentless walls have 
been crushing you in for years and 
whose iron-barred gateway you never 
expected to pass again in this life, 
and gazed eagerly through into that 
-world of freedom, of renewed hope, 
of greater promise, and of joy, into 
which you were at la si; permitted to 
pass? Have you ever dropped the yokeff 
of servitude from your shoulders and 



up to walk erect again like a 
. short, have you ever come 
from the darkness into a great and 
beautiful light? If you have done any 
then you can realize, in some 
i^Tdegree, how I feel tonight. For 
tonight, friends and constituents, I am 
free, I am my own man, I AM A 
YOUNGSTER. -/ 
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lights and turn square corners^ nc 
more will I abstain from Lover's Lane 
and the hops; no more will I take 
midnight workouts under upperclass 
supervision; no more will I brace, 
up; no more will I keep the days 
and wind the chronometer, — 'cause 
there ain't no more plebes! There 
just ain't no more Plebes-! 1 AM A 
YOUNGSTER. 







The June Bawl 



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YOUNGSTER CRUISE 

TO 

EUROPE 




ie. wnat a day! What is it all 
about, anyway? I got started early, 
and had all my gear on the sea-wall at 
nine o'clock,fiif£eT foQr^jrigj £±nxE 
there the band was playing, the motor- 
sailers were- waiting, and all the 
Mothers and O. A.O. s in creatioowere 
trying to find their particularjs ome- " 
one. It's all a haze, — motor-sailers;"" 
last "good-bye's," and the "4-N's." 
Then the long trip out to the ship, 
getting gear aboard, stowing it, and 
last letters. You know, it's funny, - 
somehow, I'm awfully — lonesome! 

Three months ! 

5 June. This is worse than back at 
the Academy. There we could sleep 
till six-fifteen, but here it's "All 
hands" at five-thirty. This morning 
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sea, and we got under-way at seven-; 
thirty, off on a three-months' cruise. 
George is quite thrilled, but I, alas, 
have no illusions, and all I can see 
ahead is three months of work, poor 
chow, watches, and no sleep. I had 
my first watch as lookout this morn- 
ing, going down the bay, and I was 
supposed to report all sails sighted, 
and all that sort of thing. I was up in 
the fore-top, and had a general view of 
things, but the motion of this ship is 
a cross between that of a drunken 
cat and a telegraph wire when the 
wind catches it. I was glad when 
that watch was over! At dusk we 
passed the Capes, heading due 
East, and just before dark we lost 
sight of land. Gosh! I feel as 
though I never before realized just 



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8 June. Not so good, this going to 
sea. These wagons may be steady, but 
they don't feel that way! First it's a 
pitch and then it's a roll, and some- 
how I don't feel like chow today. We 
took seas over the starboard bow all 
day, and the gun-deck is a river. The 
way this deck has of slipping away, 
and then coming up to hit you in the 
face when you don't expect it isn't 
too good, either. Oh, well, I have 
the midwatch on the bridge tonight. 

More darned fun ! 

10 June. Our first Sunday out. We 
had no services this morning, though, 
Admiral Knapp's funeral t 
in sten.-d-.- A^-t-^ t-ft'rlork aTTTouFTlTIps 
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the chaplain of the fiagsnip conduct 
the service. At the end Captain Mc- 
Lean cast the ashes over from the 
starboard after gangway. It was very 
impressive. What an exquisite 
day it has been ! 
^^sjune. Why on earth^o^e^y^a^ 
3t^f Field Day?" HolystoWe^^blt^ 
yvhrk brightwork, 
and work, work, and then more work! 
Well, I hope the Skipper will be satis- 
at inspection tomorrow. As for 



me, I have the watch tonight! Curse 
this lumbering, pig-iron battlewagon 
And we don't hit port till the twenty- 
first. How long, Oh Lord ! 

g= 16 June. I must write this before 

the memory of the last couple of 
hours is lost. We had a "Happy 
Hour" tonight, and say, boy, it was 





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HAPPY! First a pair of blue-jackets 
put on a mighty good fight of two 
fast rounds, then there was a mono- 
logue of some midshipman from Flori- 
da who talked as though he had the 
siren up his nose. He was followed by 
George and another midshipman in a 
trick sparring match, and then we had 
a little jazz from the "N. A. Ten," 
most of whom are aboard. That was 
just a toe-warmer, and after it came a 
pair of mess-mokes, two Filipinos. I 
gbeard it was a grudge fight, but it 
turned out more like a farce-com- 
edy. Neither knew the first thing 
about boxing, and they swung 
and missed and swung again. When? 7 
ever one would land a blow he grin- 
ned in unholy glee, only to double 
up as the other landed on him as he 



wasn t looking. 1m laughing still! 
18 June. Pentland Firth at last, 
and our first land for two weeks. And 
after three days of fog and cold and 
rain! I thought we never would get 
in, but the Navigator made it some 
way. We never did see Cape Wrath, 
but a little thing like that is no cause 
for worry. As long as we don't pile 
up on the dear old beach before we hit 
Copenhagen it's all right with me. I 
wonder if there is a good restaurant 
in Copenhagen. 

;: 2_i July. Bicycles, restaurants, 
beer; such is Copenhagen. Everybody 
who is anybody in Denmark rides a 
bicycle, and everybody is somebody. 
And "Wivvles," ■— ooh, la, la! Cafe 
sans pareil! And that although they 
doplay "That Redhead Gal" as though 






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it were an ana trom opera, laxis are 
cheap here, too, and we went every- 
where today. We saw the King's 
Guard at guard mount, and the palace, 
and the Zoological Gardens, and 
Thorvaldsen's Museum, and every- 
thing else worth seeing. Denmark -is 

2.T, June. The King came^Board to- 
day, and gave us the double "o." 
He's the tallest man I ever saw, but 
he wears too much gold lace, and his 
yacht is a terrible boiler; I wouldn't 
own it. Sixteen bags of mail came 
aboard today, also, and I had seven 
letters — all from Mother. The girl 
friend had too many dates to write, I 
guess. This bunk about absence mak- 
ing the heart grow fonder makes me 
ill! 



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4 July. This is a holiday back home, 
ybut here, — well, I have the watch, 
so I stay on board. We are in Scotland 
now, and I don't like the place we 
called at. The only things of interest 
in Gourock are a very pleasant gentle- 
man named Halliday who invited us 
ashore to play tennis at his club and a 
midshipman named Heavilin, who de- 
livers wondrous sermons to all and 
sundry who care to listen. Glasgow 
is fair, though, and Edinburgh is 
beautiful, and the Lochs are perfect. 
I like Scotland, and especially a pair 
named Black and White. 

15 July. George and I have the fire- 
room detail now. I just came off my 
third watch down there. George is all 
enthusiasm, but I can't see it. Passing 
coal isn't so bad, but when it gets in 



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your eyes and ears and nose and mouth 
and everything else that you call your 
own, I'm ready to quit. And then to 
come up to Quarters and be thrown 
on the pap for having coal in your 
eyes, after having wasted an hour 
trying to wash decently, 1 don't 



ir¥aiffp£m not playing dolls 
with this outfit any longer. Dick Sim- 
mons pulled a prize one yesterday. The 
water-tender told him to lay up to the 
gun-deck and get a bucket of water, 
and Dick comes down with, "Aw, 
you can't fool me. I know you're the 
water-tender. Go get it yourself. That 
is your job." 

zi July. One thousand and one hus- 
ky, whooping DAMNS! They aren't 
satisfied with giving us hot salt-water 



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engineer officer has pronounced that 
we must have our notebooks in by 
noon tomorrow or we rate no liberty 
in Lisbon. Shovel coal, wash up, hit 
the pap, and write up note-books; — 
that's our cycle. Oh, Lord, deliver me 
from ever being an engineer! 

2.2. July. Well, here we are in Lisbon. 
I had the watch coming in, too, and 
we only used a hundred and four 
buckets an hour! We made sixteen 
knots through the water, they say,— 
"and the water-tenderJiswore because 
the steam dropped to 195 ! Who says 
there's justice? As for Lisbon, — wefLr 
the less said the more charitable! 

31 July. Here we are at the dear old 
Rock. George says it is a very won- 
derful place, fortified, and all that sort 
of thing, but it looks like any other 








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rock to me. Damned ugly, too, — ex- 
cept at sunset. And hot? Oh, Boy! 
The worst of it all, though, is this 
*$"&&(?!)? and so forth Welsh coal! 
You can fill a bucket with three scoops 
of Pocahontas, but it takes seven of 
Welsh, and when the blowers are 
going it all blows back in the bunker. 
Dick rehearsed his disappearing act 
during the coaling. He dodged a 
bucket from the collier and stepped 
down a chute. I saw him go, — and 
cursed at the loss of the fiver he owed 
me. He only fell seven decks; went 
clean down to the lower bunker, slid 
down the pile of coal in it, and landed 
sitting up on the floor-plates of the 
fire-room. I found him at midnight 
when we were cleaned up, and taxed 
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what it s all about, so he came 
through. George said I took a mean 
advantage of him, but I should won - } 
I can go ashore now! 

6 Aug. Saw a whale today, anc 
answered dips from a tramp that 
looked as though she had been around 
the world six times without stopping 
and was still going. Won five from 
Dick on a bet that he'd get more 
demerits today than I did. I got 42. 
and he got 65 . Ha Ha Ha ! 

8 August. I have a new gripe, and 
it's a mean one, too. George says I'm 
a bolshevik, but he admitted he'd nev- 
er been to Russia, so he had to with- 
draw the charge. It's these drills that 
are causing all the trouble, — will they 
never end? First it is General Quar- 
ters, and then it's loading drill or 





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pointer drill or fire or collision or 
something else. I've no time at all, 
and the ship's library is no good; 
their books are all old. I've read all 
the good ones, zz days, boys. It can't 
be long now! 

17 August. All the guns are bore- 
sighted now, and tomorrow we start 
S. R. B. P. with the broadside battery. 
George is a pointer, and I'm a first- 
shellman. Lord, I do hope I hit that 
hole! I'm going to make my will be- 
fore I turn in tonight. I'll leave that 
dog I bought in Copenhagen to Dick. 
Then he'll hit the pap every morning 
when the O. O. D. goes up on the 
quarter-deck. 

z6 August. Battle Practice is all over 
now, and so's the cruise — almost! I 

ot quite a kick out of all the shoot- 

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ing, though we didn't hit anything. 
That was George's fault, though, not 
mine, 'cause I seated every shell; T 
guess it wasn't his fault really, 
though, because after every shot the 
old gun would squat down on the deck 
and we'd have to shove her back into 
battery. Then the sights jarred loose, 
and the trainer was on the stern of the 
Florida when George was on the 
target. So we'll blame it on the offi- 
cers. They'll blame it all on us, of 
course, so every one' 11 be happy! On 
number fourteen they had a casualty. 
The gun captain thought he had fired, 
and pulled open the breech, and the 
first shellman heaved in another shell 
without looking. It hit the powder 
bag already in, and bounced back on 



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sneii Droice nis Dig toe! wnen tney 
fired the turret guns I was up on top 
of number five turret with George, 
taking pictures, and I was all set to 
take number three as she fired when 
they fired number five instead. The 
turret went out from under me, and I 
took the picture. All I got was gas, 
but George took one from behind me, 
and caught me in the air. Beautiful 
pose! I did get one good one, though. 
I caught a twelve-inch shell in t, 
about half-way to the target 

z8 August. Off Annapolis by twelve 
tomorrow. Tomorrow. That is the 
straight dope. Will I be glad? Say, I'm ^ 
broke, tired, and dirty, and have been 
all three for the last two months, and 
there is a month's leave ahead. I wonjf" 
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Dome. We're going up the Bay now; 
land to port and starboard both for 
the first time since we left Gib., and 
taking soundings all the way. You 
ought to see George heave the lead. 
He's good. He relieved Dick this 
morning, after that poor dumbbell 
^gpl-fiearly jerked his arm off, had 
thrown the lead on the deck in the 
eyes of the ship four times, had hit 
himself on the head with it once, and 
hadn't come within two fathoms erf, 
the correct depth at any time. Now 
he'll go on leave with a bandage on 
his head, looking dumber than evej^ 
2_9 August. The last entry in this 
little chronicle till the twenty-seventh 
of September, when we come back 
from leave. I'm writing this on the 
train, headed for home. George is 



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which all the world knows is not half 
as good a place to spend a leave as 
New YorkLWe weren't so lucky this 
morning. We came in in a:zm ntpg^ 
sailer, one of the ones stationed at 
Ther^Sa^eliiy^-anaof couMejtjgr oke'" 
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nd it took two hours for 
that^tcrbe-done . We roamed over most 
^f the Bay (Coming in, too ! :.lLast~ night 
I slept, or rather tried to, on a sea- 
bag, a laundry-bag, and two other 
youngsters, with a strong-box for a 
pillow. I feel as though I'd slept on a 
camel. We turned out at three A. M. 
to draw pay, and I stood in line for an 
hour for that. You stand in line for 
everything in this man's Navy; for 
everything! When I had my pay I had 




to stay awake so nobody would steak 
-rc0,Q Ididn't get much sleep, all-told. 
^We^sfarted dis-embarkation at five- 
thirty. When George and I came 
ashore our boat gave the ship a Four- 
N, then one for a couple of officers, 
and the last for the good old Navy 
Bucket! Our boat hit the beach at 
eight, and then the sport of standing 
in line began again. We stood in line 
to turn in our cruise gear (someone 
had gotten away with one of Dick's 
hammocks, and he lost four days of 
leave because of it), to draw our uni- 
forms, to get our leave cards, and to 
stow our gear. Now "we're well away, 
but till I get to New York I'll still Se 
on the cruise, 'cause until I have a 
Turkish Bath I'll still be full of coal. 
George just said to me that he was 




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maybe 
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)ne hour later. Lord, will this train . 
ever get there? It's as bad as the cruise 
—already I've gotten a cinder in my 
eye. George has dozed off into-^^f 
troubled sleep; — I can tell from 
his expression and his fitful starts 
that he is dreaming he is still on the 
cruise. 

All in all, as I look back on it, it 
hasn't been such a bad little trip. 
At times it seemed sort of hard, but 
how that it is all over, I feel about it 
much as I do about Plebe Year — 
though I'm glad it ' s nov^TT wouldn ' t 
^tiav e mts-se d it for the world. 

And more than that, the top of the 



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old ladder will have a whale of a 
bigger kick in it for me for having 
spent a good 'ol Plebe Year and a 
Youngster Cruise in getting to it. 
George has come out of it; — I suppose 
he thinks he had the mid-watch in 
the fire-room under forced draft, pass- 
ing twenty-five good 'ol Navy Buck- 
ets an hour. He's smiling now, how- 
ever, so the jamoke and "French 
frieds" must have been topping. 

He just now wanted to know if I 
remembered that storm we had off the 
Virginia Capes, — and we reminisced 
all the way to Detroit about it and 
all the other high lights of the cruise. 
But the conductor is already an- 
nouncing our approach to God's Coun- 
try, so I must close. 




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z October, 19x3. Back again within 
the walls, but how different it is when 
someone else is walking in the center 
of the corridors and passing the red 
eye at dinner. It's not such a bad old 
place after all. Leave? . . . . A thirty 
day peep into paradise, that's all. 

is] October, 19x3. I thought plebe 
year was over but it seems that I was 
very wrong. This thing of youngsters 
stepping out to formation on the ter- 
race is an outrage. It's hard for me to 
believe that the minds of men can be- 
come so warped as to consider a thing 
of that kind as being of any possible 
benefit to the regiment of midshipmen 
or the world at large. It's obvious to 
see that the whole thing was done as 
a deliberate and unprovoked kick in 
the slats to the whole class of 'z6 and 



as a patriotic member I feel it my duty 
to refuse to do it. George gives me an 
acute pain. He says that of course it's 
the bunk, but what can you do about 
it? You can't be individualistic in the 
Navy and if there's no great fuss the 
whole thing will blow over in a week 
or two. He can't seem to realize that 
it is a sacred right that these desecra- 

Etors are trampling in the dust. 
z8 November, 192.3. The Army- 
Navy Game of 192.3. Final 
my-o Navy-o. 

19 November, 19x3 . Eleven twenty- 
eight a. m. at the Naval Academy and 
I just got out of bed. Rather peculiar 
for this place isn't it? At that I'm 
so rhino and blue that I don't get 
much kick out of it. Life is only a 
sham, an empty bubble that someone 





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Foiled again 



The morning advertisements arrive 



caught on the point of a pin. Reason 

the first and second classes are in 

New York, we and the plebes are here 
in Bancroft Hall; also, the aforemen- 
tioned upperclasses were in New Yor 
last night, we and the plebes were on 

the train en route for Crabtown 

Not so hot, as the saying is, but 
Christmas leave is coming so life still 
holds a small glimmer of gladness 
somewhere in the far distance. 

3 January, 192.4. Every time I come 
back from leave the Navy seems all 
wrong. This is a funny world. Didn't 
go home this Christmas, but went to 
Washington with Joe Edwards in- 
stead. We went to a dance or dinner 
party almost every night, and believe 
me a Midshipman on leave is the finest 
thing in the world "; the Navy seems all 







right then. Some of the girls are just 
too sweet to live. What chance has a 
fellow got anyway? We met a little 
peach Christmas afternoon at a tea. 
anted to know all about the 
Navy, and after Joe and I handed her 
at least a 3 .7 line, darned if she didn't 
show us a miniature. I repeat, this is a 
funny world. Why couldn't I have 
met this little lady two years a?o? 
We saw some good shows. This man 
Eddie Cantor sure can do his stuff. 
Some day Em going to New York and 
spend my hard-earned nickels and 
dimes seeing everything worth seeing. 
This leave went by faster than a 
Saturday afternoon's liberty. Back 
again climbing to the good 'ol fourth 
deck. Five more months of this and 
I'll be a good two miler, or the Navy 



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will have to have rest rooms put uu 
every deck, — I don't know which. 

3 February, 192.4. Well it seems as 
how the first term is completed, and? 
I'm still here; but over fifty of my 
classmates receive valentines . We start- 
ed seven hundred eighty-four strong, 
but we're down to six hundred by 
now. That bird who doped it out as 
survival of the fittest sure knew 
his oil. It sure hurts to see the boys 
go, — worse than last year, as we know 
them better now. Some day I'd like to 
get hold of several of the Profs in this 
fine Math department of ours and 
personally introduce them to Santy 
Claus. The quality of mercy is sure 
strained around here. The Sahara des- 
ert is wet by comparison. 

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whole regiment is by now outfitted} 
with Jakie Reed's latest, the newest 
thing in a double-breasted sack coat 
for midshipmen. George says he'll 
have to confess that he never really 
knew what a sack coat was until he 
tried his on. He says he can't imagine 
why they bothered to call it a sack 
coat when it's easy to see that ehejF 
might just as well have called it a 
plain sack and let it go at that. 
Mine's almost as bad; it goes around 
me twice with no trouble at all. Some" 
of these cakey boys may be able tof 
wear these baggy clothes and look 
pretty snappy, but when they hang 
them on me I loolc as if I had left the 
plow in the south field without even 
unhitching the team, and had come 
right over. 





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Z9 April, 1914. I closed windows 
this morning for the last time. It's 
getting so warm now that there's no 
need for it any more this year, for 
which fact I fervently thank whom- 
ever thanks are due. \ \ 

2.1, May, 192.4. I singed my ears on a 
fifty demerit pap yesterday afternoon. 
Had duty on the fourth deck, the 
M.C. spooned on me and so about five- 
fifteen I went into a plebe room to 
catch a skag. I was just coming out of 
the door when the W.O. came around 
the corner of the deck. I snapped to 
salute and stood there trying to look 
innocent with my lungs full of smoke 
which I hadn't had time to exhale 
about to choke me and my right glove 
stili half off and flopping. He must 
have suspected something but he 



wasn't sure, so he didn't jam me. 
However, that's coming too close, 
too close. 

4 June, 19x4. Another June Week 
has come and gone; rather different 
from the last one I had, however. 
Youngster year is left behind with its 
joys and its sorrows, its queens and 
bricks, its skinny P-Works and blind 
drags. No more trailing mail bags 
through the corridors of Bancroft 
Hall, no more of the old "don't give 
a doggone," carefree, Youngster 01 
look on life. A second classman, 
and it seems only yesterday that I 
was a plebe. The cruise takes us to 
London and Paris this year, amongst 
other places, and may the powers be 
for bigger and better liberties. 




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4 June. Tomorrow we embark 
or second class cruise (unpleasant 
thought), and it'll be three long 
months before I again set my number 
twelve shoe in this Academy. I'm 
not so sorry to get away, but it is 
the means of escape I object to. Why 
can't we just be granted three months 
leave instead? It'd be so much simpler 
and less expensive ! I drew the ' ' Texas' ' 
this year and again I shall have 
George and Dick as shipmates. The 
chow will be punk, of course. Well, 
I wish myself luck ! 



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5 June. Same old stuff; mothers, 
sweethearts, and so forth. The same 
old motor-sailers and steamers to 
tow 'em, and the same tunes played 
by the same band. At least it isn't the 
same ship! And six of us have pooled 





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our resources to provide sugar and the 
other essentials in the way of cho^ 
till we hit England, so we're all set,— 
though hardly r'arin' to go! 

14 June. The old boiler is. one pretty 
good bus. We have a good exec, good 
' water, the food will pass, she's non- 
reg, the first-class are the best in the 
regiment, there are thousands of 
youngsters to do the work, and, best 
of all, we have real bunks to caulk in, 
not mere cots, but bunks, with springs 
(a trifle stiff or saggy as the case may 
be), and everything. Boy, this is the 
stuff! No work, no pap-sheet, and lots 
of sleep, — Hot diggety dawg! We had 
steak for supper tonight. Oh, boy, 
what a difference a few cents make! 
1 16 June. George and I are in the 
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watch is oil the piston- 
hour Or so, eat corned-willie sz 
wiches, and gas to the oiler on watch. 
This is the big fruit, all right. Today 
was field day. While the youngsters 
worked, Dick and I played bridge 
with a couple of j.g.s. They nearly 
cleaned me at poker before I realized 
that I couldn't play the game, but I 
came back at bridge. I cleaned Dick 
and one of the j. g.s; the other had to 
go on watch before I could finish him 
up. Guess I'll turn in now. This 
second-class cruise sure is the berries! 
19 June. Hit port today; little dump 
called Torquay, south coast of Eng- 
land. No'Tibertjrtill tomorrow, so we 
watched the boy-aviator take a-hop. 
We have a little U-O seaplane on the 
ship, and she's some little bab y. "O il"' 



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, the aviator, drij 

jood egg. gU 

2.4 June. George and I surely did 

have the luck here. We got in this 

morning after live days of leave. No, 

=55^§3jdni: go to LohSojig^-too many 
people there. We hired a flivver, mod- 
el 192.0, and flivved our way from 
one side of Merrie England to the 
otherrlJhey don't have speed cops 
over here, from all I gather, and we 
had rather a top-hole time of it, not? 
Oh, yaws, quite so, old bean! The 
country was wonderful, the roads fair, 
the pubs frequent and ever-ready to 

^ggg^ a^man 's honest (?) thirst, and 
the fliv works on petrol -with all the 
sweetness of a Liberty using benzol. 
Driving onjthe port side of the road, 
.was the best. Aside from 




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crowding two Rolls-Royces off the 
road, losing a left front fender some- 
where in Sussex, and going down a; 
hill in Devon with no brakes, we had 
nothing like an accident. Oh, I 'most 
forgot. We did pink a copfTerlinJHyll 
mouths -Started turning to-ltlrhoar3^I 
^d-ye- see-7-anet knicked higfwit hrTlre~ 
radiator- when we cut back. DidnV 
Eurig ".the. blighter up much, though, 
and it only cost five so it didn't gi 1 



us much worry. 

30 June. At last we are in Brest. 
We only had to lie off for thirty hours 
because of fog, that's all, — but it gave 
the black gang a chance to work up 
our notebooks, so we can't kick. The 
coast of Brittany is a knockout, no 
Tess than beautiful, but this place 
called Brest is not so good. They call 



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the main drag the Rue de Siam, and I 
reckon it looks a lot like Siam, except 
that Siam is probably cleaner! The 
beauty of Brest to us is that it was our 
gateway to Paris, — OOH, LA LA, and 
then several more of the same. Les 
Follies Bergere, Montmartre, etc., bu 
why try to tell about Paris. Go there 
and find out for yourself! At Brest 
we coaled ship, or, rather the young- 
sters did. I played solitaire in the 
Communication Office. 

9 July. We are in between England 
and Ireland now, headed north. I ex- 
pected to find Ireland a mass of green, 
with Shamrocks as big as houses, but 
the coast looks more like rocks through 
my glass. Can't see much of England; 
the Irish Sea's too wide. Had a man- 
overboard drill today; more joyous 







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)ff, the five flag 
fluttered, out we turned from the col- 
HSBEi^^^^^^=went dummies and 
those stinking calcium buoys. The 
boats were manned and lowered away, 
^^^^^^^^Pto save the 
devil from a ghastly grave at 
bottom of the deep blue sea, tra-ja^r 
We saw them retrieve the men (?) and 
then back they came. Then the word 
went forth, "A- A- All hands man the 
lifeboat falls," that being the signal 
to the first and second classes that the 
drill was over as far as they were 
concerned. 

15 July. The "Wyoming' and "Ar- 
kansas" have left us n ow, .angU&Eegg^- 
off down the Channel for the Scheldt. 
Today was crazy, that is, crazier than 
usual. First the "Neiv York" a mad- 



house, from all we hear, ha< 
demic of ptomaine, and nearly all the 
crew were sick. No casualties, though, 
but I reckon they'll have one grand 
field-day tomorrow ! We tried to trans- 
fer anchors here, and the mess that was 
made of it would have been funny if 
we hadn't had to do all the work. We 
took the "Wyoming's" anchor, and^ 
the morons had forgotten to secure the. 
flukes, so when we tried to heave in, 
the cable parted, and we were minus 
one anchor, depth 18 fathoms. The 
"New York" lost hers, too, and she 
never recovered it. We dragged for 
ours all day, and along about time 
for supper the motor-sailer George 
and I were in picked up the line. The 
ship took the line in through the 
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watching six or seven hundred head! 
of man-power heave in an anchor. Up 
she came, and there she was : six 
thousand pounds of steel belonging to 
the U. S. N. George was sea-sick; I 
wasn't. Ha, ha, ha! 

16 July. These Dutch pilots sure 
know their stuff. We took one aboard 
at Flushing early in the morning 
watch, and he brought us up between 
the shoals with about seven feet of 
water under our keel. It looks as 
though we never would get to AnfH 
werp, though, 'cause the dope is that 

isn't water enough for us to 
iilfWe're anchored about fifteen" 
miles up the river. 

17 July. Hell popped this morning, 
all right. We started up the river 
astern of the ''New York" , doing fif- 



teen knots. We started. That's all we 
did do! We'd gone maybe a quarter 
mile when the starboard engine went 
blooey, and blooey she is right now. 
All of a sudden we swung to port, 
nearly rammed the left bank, backed 
off, swung hard again, yelped for the 
tugs and now we are back where we 
started from. What a fiasco that trip 
turned out to be! It!s two hours by 
: tug to Antwerp, too. Well, we knew 
our luck was too good to last, and it 
was, all right, it was! 

2.5 July. We're off for Gib. Boy, 
; what a port this Anvers is! Antwerp 
is the cats; and Brussels is catsier! 
Hot dog, the Moulin Rouge, Gaiety, 
Crystal Palace, and Mouy's were sure 
the high spots in Brussels, and as for 
Antwerp, — well, the Burgomaster's 




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little party was enough for one port ! 
That was A party. The burgomaster" 
threw it in a great big place called the 
Hall of Flags, a room nearly as big as 
Dahlgren Hall. There was an orches- 
tra of about two hundred, and every 
one but the King and Queen was there. 
The Governor wore so much gold you 
couldn't see the cloth beneath, and 
the Burgomaster's beard covered half 
his uniform. All the counts and lords, 
or whatever they call the nobility, 
were there, and everybody brought 
along his wife and daughters, so a 
merry time was had by all. Those Bel- 
gians are the finest bunch I've ever 
met. Big, distinguished-looking men, 
and fascinating ladies. They were all 
over the place introducing people, 
and better hosts never were. And the 




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supper, — oh, lady, lady! Champagne 
by the dozen cases, and wonderful 
chow, but a terrible mob. The supper- 
room was a furnace. I'm going back 
to Belgium, though, and horn in on 
the next party that Burgomaster 
throws. He knows his stuff, that boy. 
30 July. Today was a riot. The 
mate-of-the-deck turned me out at 
five-thirty, and up on deck I went to 
get a breath. They were washing 
down the deck, and I grabbed the 
hose. When I came aft near the hatch 
down to number fourteen gun-room, 
I took a look down the hatch. Dick 
had had the mid-watch, and there was 
his hammock, just beyond the foot of 
the ladder, and swung plumb over the 
open hatch down to the berth deck. 
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in fact he was so tuneful I 
couldn't resist drowning him out. He 
took the hose plumb center; up he 
came with a yelp,.- ; oyei| went the ham^sr 
mock, and down went Dick to the- 
berth-deck. There he hit a fireman 
who had just turned in. The fireman 
cursed with heavenly zeal, kicked 
Dick all over the compartment, and 
went back to his bunk just in time to 
catch my hose. Billy Pierce said I'd 
get a General Court, but I don't be- 
lieve it, and besides, "Oil" Smith said 
he'd give me a ride in his plane, so I 
guess it can't be so bad. 

3 Aug. Gib again. More Welch 
coal, some Moors trying to gyp the 
life out of us, same funny cabs, lots of 
grapes, and a swim on the Atlantic 
side. That's Gib. 



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Lug. This year George and I are 
in a turret. He's pointer and I'm 
trainer in the same set, and we sure do 
make those babies hum. If we have 
any luck this year we'll make an "E" 
sure. The loading crew is the best on 
the ship, too, and we're all set. Dick 
isn't in our turret, thank Heaven. 
That boy's a Jonah if there ever was 
one. We go into battle condition three 
tonight, whatever that means, and 
start on the war-ga me-w e^re supposed 
to work out. I think this ship is due 
to be attacked by a squadron of de- 
stroyers as we try to get close enough 
to New York to shell the city. For 
four nights we'll have no lights. More 
fun! 

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300. All of which goes to show that 
we are now engaged in the delightful 
little pastime of Short Range Battle 
Practise. We don't start till tomorrow, 
though, and then, — well, watch our 
smoke! We won the war, that is, the 
war-game we were playing, but the 
cost was terrific. Our port engine 
wasn't moting so smoothly, and we 
lost some three cubic feet of steam 
every revolution. As we were making 
ninety of the same per minite, we 
lost a heap of water, and, the 'vaps 
not being able to take care of the loss, 
we went five days without water. No 
wash, no shave, no drink, no soap! 
Not so good! We got to a point off 
Ambrose lightship, though, so we 
won the war. Wahoo, Texas! 

2.-J Aug. Only one thing of note 



occurred during the whole battle 
practice, but that was worth-while re- 
cording. It was during the "sky-gun" 
practice, or rather just after that most 
inaccurate piece of Naval Ordnance 
had finished a run. Dick was second- 
shellman on number six Three-inch 
Anti- Aircraft gun, which is mounted 
on top of number three turret. That 
gun was one of these cute little rascals 
that goes off at the instant the breach 
is closed. Dick was in the second set. 
The first string had been fired, — four 
shots in twelve seconds, no hits! Up 
came the second set, determined to 
beat their rivals; everybody on his 
toes, and all that sort of thing. One 
shof they fired, — Miss! Two shots 
they fired, — Miss! Three shots they 
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fired, because the first shell had a case 
that didn't fit the gun, and they took 
n so long trying to make it fit that when 
/they finally decided to use a different 
shell the time was up. They put the 
shell in the breach, but the plug was 
not closed. All hands knocked off, 
stood around awhile, and then climbed 
down off the turret, all except Dick. 
He, remembering that there was a 
shell in the gun, undertook to get it 
out again. He disconnected the firing 
circuit, closed the breach, and opened 
it again, ejecting the shell. An officer 
on number five turret saw him do it, 
.and yelled across, "Hey there, put 
that shell in water!" Dick yelled back, 
"Sir, there's no water around here." 
"Then go below and get some, and 
hurry." "Aye, aye, sir," said Dick, 






and proceeded to set the shell down, 
and climb down off the turret, sliding 
the shell down after him. He took 
the shell in his arms, and blithely 
sauntered below, the officer, mean- 
while, tearing his -hair and mouthing 
incoherences. Five minutes later Dick 
comes top side. "Sir," said he, 'T 
couldn't find any water anywhere 
else, so I drew the bath-tub full in the 
Junior Officer's country, and there's 
the shell!" 

19 Aug. "And so endeth the Sec- 
ond Lesson." The rest of the cruise 
was just coming up the bay, going a- 
shore and going on leave, and all the 
world knows how that is done,— in the 
quickest possible way! That was one 
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7m. getting to almost like 
Navy now ! 

Disembarkation last year taught me 
a little something. Had all my cruise 
gear lashed together to turn in in 
one pack, my dirty clothes ready for : 
the laundry in another, and what gear 
I wanted to take on leaye in my cruise 
suitcase. It took no time to get rid of 
the first two articles mentioned. I 
drew my clean clothes from the laun- 
dry and packed in nothing flat. Some 
big-hearted Plebe lent me a cake of 
soap and a towel, and I took an honest 
to Gawd shower for the first time in 
-three months. By ten-thirty I was 
clear of the hall and in a barber shop 
on Main Street for a shave and a hair- 
cut. Caught the W. B. & A. for Balti- 
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am on the B. and O. headed for home 
sweet home. You can say all you want 
to about how good that Youngster 
stripe looks, but, boy, oh boy! these 
two diags look good to me. Just 
think, Second Class ladder this year 
will be ours by right, and this thing 
of stepping out on the terrace will be 
Ifsihing of the pastfT ~r>^;f$. 

lhis year I am going to be sensible, 
however, and knock off trying to see 
how much I can get away with . They 
say the man who blows his own horn 
the loudest is usually the simple egg 
who can't inspire anyone else to toot 
it for him. This year I can rate with- 
out being ratey. There's a big differ- 
ence. Bring on your leave, — I'm ready 
and 'raring to begin ! 





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SECOND CLASS 
YEAR 



i October, 19x4. What rhymes with 
eyes? Lies, dies, skies, tries, — none of 
them seem to be just the thought 
that I want to express. Ye gods ! What 
a leave, what a girl, what a time,— 
the very thought leaves me gasping. 
Iwant to write a letter to her in versey 
Something that will last long after-we- 
~ have~gone as a^inspirationvto— alJ- 
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-see, prose,,' doze, nose, hose), .f. j-.-J- 
xan't seem to get into the swing of 
the thing. How such a girl . . . ,.-. .- 
(pearl, furl, hurl, curl, that's an easy 
one to rhyme), could ever love a poor 
worm like me .. ... I tell you she's 
divine. She was made, and then the 
mold was broken, shattered, there can 
never be another, — please don't worry 
me about such earthly, fleshy things 



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as the Skinny lesson. Bilge, say you,- 
pooh, pooh, and again pish, say I; 
what do I care if I bilge, I'll be sooner 
with her. Shut up and don't bother 
me .... beauteous, duteous, 1' 
pips, sips, hips, dips, flips, sigh, cry 

die wI^^B 

zz October, 19x4. Know what I go 
in the mail this morning? An informal 
announcement — Rose is married. She 
eloped with a Harvard undergrad day 
before yesterday. She says she wants 
me to hope she's very happy. I hope 
she chokes. Out of my way, lemme be. 

18 November, 19^4. Everything has 
gone blooey with me so far this year. 
Rose, then the Academics (I'm unsat 
in three subjects), and the team seems 
to have lost its grip somehow. We've 
only won one game so far this year, 




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:her day Princeton beat us 
^^^^^0^ quarter ofFensive^^^^^^^ 
were powerless to stop. The Regiment 
to Princeton to see the game. 
November r ::^^g^feeorge hajr: 
strangely quiet these last few 
^if^aCX guess twcrblack eyes have hij| 
^^fetTiif^lrfthan any two hundred 
pound tackle ever did. She was rather 
a cute little thing, too. One of these 
handy editions, pocket size you know, 
curly dark bobbed hair, a winsome 
little face, with a nose that turned up 
at the end in total defiance of all law, 
and two soft dark eyes. Yes, she sat be- 
hind him at the game — and thoughts 
of her have been in front of him = £y_er 
since. M ore ov-efT Tsince^the great con- 
flagration he lias received five letters 



and written six. Of course I admit that=- 



was qt 
_ (though I wouldn't have him 
'know it for the world) that George 
has the clean jaw and steel blue eyes 
that all women seem to fall for, but 
how ninety-some pounds of feminin- 
ity equipped with nothing more than 
a pair of dreamy dark eyes^can lead- 
hundred and eighty 




f manhood around by the ear 
is more than I can see. Of course I'm 
different from the general run of men 
in that all women are but incidents in 
my life, pleasant or not so, as the case 
may be. I have learned my lesson once 
in the bitter school of experience, and 
I shall not soon forget, ah no. 

i December, 192.4. Back from an- 
other Army-Navy game, — back from 
Ewatching=a— terrific struggle bet ween^ 




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desperate team, and the most edu- 



cated toe in intercollegiate football. 
The toe won, 12.-0. Baltimore was too 
small to handle the crowds. George 
and I stagged, — I from preference, he 
from necessity. 

14 January, 192.5. Another year 
checked off. The next time they slip 
the calendar up a notch the dial will;! 
read one nine two six, and sailor, 
that's my call number. Profs are pe- 
culiar creatures. I ragged some ofthej 
steam marks in our section a while 
back, got caught at it, and since then 
F ve had no need to rag my own marks ; 

/the prof's been having them posted 

^fotune each week. 

ix February, 192.5. Today we lost 
the old pilot, and took aboard a new. 
dmiral Henry B. Wilson (Uncle 



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Henry) left the Naval Academy and 
the active naval service to go on the 
retired list, after 49 years of duty^S 
practically all parts of the world. A 
half a century, — I -wonder if 50 years 
from now will find me with a broad 
gold bar on my sleeve, and as honor- 
able a record behind me? 

o April, 192.5. The U.S.S. Shaky- 




sides sunk at her pier again the other 
day for the nth time. 

9 May, 192.5. Made a score of 49 in 

the pistol gallery this afternoon. I'm 

^getting good. George got quite sore^ 

He only made 94. Around an even 

century is his usual mark. 

2.5 May, 192.5. Lord, what a week-: 
end! Somehow I don't seem ever to 
have any luck at this game of drag- 
ging blind. This week-end George ar- 



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gued me into dragging his girl friend's]! 
friend, sight unseen. Never againt- 
Was she dumb? Say, we took her out 
for a sail in one of the half-raters, and 
when we told her that the crank on 
the center-board was geared to a big 
wheel under the boat so one cou 
roll the boat off in case it ran aground, 
she swallowed it hook, line, an<| 
sinker, and asked for more. She was 
from Titus ville, Indiana, and - hacf 
never seen a ship larger than the ca- 
noes on her native Wabash river 
before. That wasn't the insidious 
thing about it, — but never mind, one 
must be a martyr once in a while. 

6 June, 192.5. Do you think I'll ever 
forget that last dress P-rade? No sir! 
It's marked in red letters. "One man 
absent, sir." "Nine men absent, sir." 



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"Two men absent, sir." "-Five men 
absent, sir!" "TWENTY-SIX TAKE 
CHARGE!" Ever since the day the 
upper classes got back some three 
and a half years ago I've been waiting 
for this day. I've been waitin', waitin' 
for my chance to get to the top of this 
ladder. I've arrived. Bring on your 
cruise. Bring on four or five of 'em. 
Lemme be ! 

"The gnawing hunger of a second 
classman for a ring, and all that it; 
means." Arrived at last, the ring snake, 
dance, the ring dance proper, the fare- 
well ball, graduation, all over, com- 
pleted, and now "three cheers for 
those about to leave us; take charge, 

'2.6, good cruise to all" and 

may the Boy Aviators keep Bancroft 
Hall off the rocks. 












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FIRST CLASS CRUISE 

TO 

THE WEST COAST 




7 June. Some guys never do seem 
to learn anything. Here Dick Sim- 
mons has made two cruises, and yet 
the night before we embarked he# 
didn't have a thing packed. We finally^ 
got him aboard but had to tie half his 
gear around /ihis neck. Heaven help 
him when he gets aboard the reg New 
York. The first thing I did yesterday 
when I came aboard was to hunt up 
the scuttlebutt. A good ice cold scut- 
tlebutt is half the cruise, and I was 
anxious to see how we were going to 
fare in the tropics. George is aviat- 
and I'm on the Utah, so we're all 
scattered around. Nothing like a little 
variety though. This surely is a change 
from the hops of June Week. Darn 
few pretty femmes I'll see until I get 
back to God's country again. I don't 



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believe this old pig iron monster will 
ever seem exactly like home, but it's 
all the home I'll have for the next 
three months. 

8 June. Well, I finally got shaken 
down and already feel as though I'd 
been at sea for the last three years. 
They posted the sea details, and my 
squad drew the Engine Room. Won- 
der what the Engineer Officer of the 
Watch does? I'm it, so I guess I'll 

Tight. The very first thing the com- 
Hnissioned Officer of the Watch came 
up and said, "Well, Mr. Martin, did 
it ever occur to you to find out if all 
your watch was stationed?" Sure 
enough that Youngster, Aldeberan, 
was missing, and I had no messenger. 
Afterwards found him in the ice ma- 




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"Mothers, sisters and sweethearts' 




chines; I don't suppose he has ever so 
much as looked under the hood of a 
Ford, for he thought those ice ma- 
chines were so big that they must be 
the main engines. 

9 June. Now for a change we're out 
on the deep blue sea. I must have been 
dreaming three or four days ago for 
I'd swear I was living in marble halls 
and dining on nectar and beefsteak 
then. Guess not though, because here 
I am, and if that ossified slum re 
sembles ambrosia I'll be a gyrene mess 
cook. 



ii June. Saw land yesterday, but 
that's all the good it did us. Navassa 
Rock is surely desolate looking, just 
a big green brick sticking out of th 
sea, absolutely flat except for the 
lighthouse. Mr. Aldeberan came down 



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on the midwatch last night half an 
hour late. I gave him an extra mid 
tonight to think it over. That Engin- 
eer Officer is going to be my ruination 
yet. Today he caught me with the 
water rate all balled up. He said if I 
got it wrong again I'd hit the report. 
I wonder how George is getting along 
by now at the Academy? 

15 June. What do I think of Pan- 
ama? It's the berries. We coaled yes- 
terday, De Luxe. Drove our old bally- 
hoo up to the dock, down came some 
long pipes, and down came the coal, 
with native laborers to stow it. We 
weren't even wanted aboard, so they 
took us all in special trains for a look 
see around the Isthmus. First, we 
went to Coco Solo, and inspected the 
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You could take your choice of a hop 
in a plane or a dive in a U-Boat. 
Most of us went flying. Then they 
took us up to the locks, and they're 
some locks. The big lock gates are 
over ioo feet high, and they open and 
close just like barn doors. And when 
they close they're shut, not a bit of 
water leaks past them. They work 
fast, too. In comes a ship, the gates 
close, the lock fills up, in less time 
than it takes to fill a bathtub, the 
gates open, and out goes the ship, 30 
feet higher than she was a minute 
ago. Fruit. 

16 June. We're cruising through the 
lakes now. Wait until I write and tell 
the folks about picking bananas off 
the front porch, I mean the focsle, 

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make way for the ship. In some places 
the Canal is narrow enough to make 
that necessary, especially Culebra Cut. 
The tops of dead trees are still sticking 
above the water so it doesn't seem so 
very old. 

17 June. "Lay aft the liberty party)" 
Panama City, as you perhaps know, 
was established by Balboa in 1513- 
Some of the streets look the same yet. 
There are the usual shops with their 
arrays of silks and laces; but this time 
the owners are Chinamen instead of 
Hindus, and say "Velly cheap" in- 
stead of "Cost me more, but you my 
friend."^ 

The American Zone, though, is up- 
to-date and fresh-looking with fewer 
natives than Panama City. The gov- 
ernment restaurants are surely reason- 




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We hold field day — 



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>ut wonderful chow, 
the way of entertainment, the higE 
school girls, daughters of Americans 
living there, put on a bathing revue 
that left us blinking. Half of the Fiis^ 
Classmen in my squad are putting in 
for the Banana Fleet next June. We 
met Dick ashore and he had a woeful 
tale. The very first night there was an 
inspection for P-jams. He got 12. 
demos and 4 hours extra duty. The 
next morning he was late getting his 
hammock lashed up and got 5 more. 
By breakfast he had xo more for non- 
Teg clothing, no sleeves in undershirt. 
He thought that was about enough 
for one day's work so started for the 
double bottoms,but onTds way-down 
he met another officer who heaved hiriL 
for 15 more, being in unauthorized" 




part of the ship, making 
altogether in one morning 
I can gather, it seems that those boys 
are getting another good Plebe Year. 
Thank the Powers that be that I'm on 
the good old Utopia. She's a home, 
with all modern conveniences. 

10 June. There's nothing like being 
mssenger orta midshipmen's cruise. 
iJr^Ee-t&it -for this ten days is the 
Electrical Division and highly in- 
structive. The only drawback is that 
we have to turn in notebooks. The 
Division Officer told us that he didn't 
want anything greasy, but just an 
outline of what we learned each dayT 
Today I was assigned to the forward 
lighting circuit. Here's what I learned. 
When a blownrout fuse is reported in 
compartment A- 100, way up forward, 




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the electrician immediately goes aft 
to see if by any chance the scuttlebutt 
is flowing beer. It usually isn't, and 
then he has to go back to :t5e=Elec- 
trical Workshop on the superstruc ture^ 
deck and find out whethe^irwasZ^II 
LocKof— A-zioo. Then he goes jduwn~To~ 
main-radio to get his plierscwJridriieH}- 
lentLta_a radioman, and if Mess-Gear- 
or Movie call hasn't sounded in the 
meantime, he goes to A-ioo and puts 
in the fuse. Something tells me not to 
put all that in my notebook. How 
does this sound instead? 

The forward lighting circuit con- 
sists of two leads from the forward 
distribution board leading to the 
lights in the forward part of the ship. 
In case of accident the circuit breaker 
pops and opens the circuit. To test for 



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a ground connect the positive side of 
the tester to the negative side of the 
breaker, and the negative side of the 
tester to the ground. If it's a ground, 
the breaker will pop again, and if it's 



n open circuit there isn't any 



flux. 



z8 June. We're almost into Pedrc 




now, and things have been happening 
lately to make me wish we were all 
the way there. To be exact, our squad 
has the fireroom detail, and I'm now a 
Fireman, First. So many of the Young- 
sters passed out on us that we have to 
work ourselves, the sort of work that 
sprouts hair on our chests. If we don't 
get to Pedro pretty soon, it will be 
daisies instead. I feel like the gob 
fireman in the next fireroom who was 
telling me that he didn't expect to 
have to shovel any coal when he got 



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MmmKt 

We prepare for liberty — 




in Balboa 



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The old — 



— and neiv in Vc 



served his time 
3s!§3|3?as going to be promote^ 
^^^^^^^^^^^^mmediately and 
IgEsSS^^a. bunch ofjcl^^-the coa|| 




il^^^^^^^s California! pveg^ 
been on leave for six days visiting my 
relatives. Don't ask. me about the 
Navy. I'm a retired millionaire enjoy- 
ing myself at the beaches and cabarets 
of L. A. Notice how I got that off? 
I'm practising San Berdoo and Gali- 
mate, and when I get them in my vo- 
cabulary I'll be naturalized and a full 
fledged Native Son. 

9 July. Back in the Navy once more 
and working my way around the 
world^^i^pfesent rm~navigating7T~ 
^on'jUwondeT it took Columbus three 



mont 



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out of 
us to be somewhere between^ 
and Seaxtlfe^^^^^^^^. 
guess that sight of Rigel Kentaures : 
fook must have beeifjlphjg^^^fee^ 
I wish George wlasr^efeff b t^tj: 
get the straight dope^^hg: 
im^rning the fo g-^saved me^fr' J 
^stars out tonight. I didn't know fog- 
was so useful. 




This is the life for mine. 



Guess I won't go to the Banana Fleet 
'after all. This town of Frisco has been 
just one party after another. Of 
course, now that I have the data on 
the other sex, they can't show me any 
new tricks but it's fun, nevertheless. 
One little flapper fell for me hard. 
drJg£= knowfepge of the ways of the 
^mr ld-waspttiful , but I did my besFgF 




Liberty Party 



We visit movie-land 






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Long Beach 



Oil-fields near Pedro 



educate her. I happened to have an 
extra class pin so I gave it to her for a 
souvenir. Poor girl, she'll probably 
remember that all her life. She hap- 
pened to notice my Navy belt, so I 
gave that to her, too. Have to show 
these people that we're not tight even 
if we don't draw very much pay. She 
was so stuck on the Navy that I gave 
her a pair of collar anchors so that she 
could show her colors. And of course 
she'd never seen a class ring so I let 
her take mine to see how it felt. She 
-was so broken-hearted when we left 
that she nearly forgot to give it back. 

11 July. Water, water, everywhere;^ 
and not a drop at rest. This is quite 
some summer storm if you ask me. 
We've been steaming for 14 hours at 
six knots, but we've only moved 2.5 



miles. The bow 



the 



goes up in tne air 
with a jump for 75 feet or more, hesi- 
tates, and finally pounds down 'with a 
crash, burying itself completely. I'm 
sitting in the J. O. Mess and every 
time we take a dive the fish peek in 
the portholes to see what kind of a 
submarine we are. The wind is blow- 
ing a whole gale and making long 
mare's tails of the crests of the waves, 
real nice scenery. Just got an unoffi- 
cial message from Dick saying that a 
six foot shark had been washed 
zaboard the New York. I told him to get 
one of its teeth for a watch charm. 

2-3 July. Talk about a rhino bunch 
of midshipmen, this ship carries them. 
We finally got to Astoria but then we 
couldn't get liberty to go ashore. The 
town had been preparing for us for 



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The P-rade in Frisco- 



— and its aftermath 




months, and had pretty girls gathered 
from miles around, and then we could- 
n't go ashore. Shouldn't wonder if the 
Navy could get along without me. 
This cruise is all over for me now but 
the shouting. 

2.8 July. 33, a sleep, and a butt, anc 
then the old Chapel Dome. I wonder 
if all that dope about the boy avia- 
tors is true? To think that they gripe 
on account of having to go to bed at 
ten. If they had gone all summer on 5 
hours in 2.4 they might have some- 
thing to kick about. I was ashore 
in Seattle yesterday with Dick, and 
we saw a lot of men whom we thought 
were chaplains in the British Navy, 
and saluted, military as the dickens. 
They wore swords and plumes and all 



surely they they were officers of some 
sort. This morning I found out that 
they were Knights Templar. Can you 
beat that? The town is full of them 
now. They are having a convention 

; August. Today we coaled s 



', 



le last time I ever touch a coal shov- 



el. I'm going to an oil burner when I 
graduate. This West Coast isn't so 
bad. San Diego hasn't anything spec- 
ial, but it's near Mexico. Dick leaves 
here to go home for a couple of 
days, and then starts the football sea- 
son. There ain't no justice. I'd give 
my right eye to be off this ship, and 
yet I have to go clear around Panama. 
15 August. These warm tropical 
nights surely seem good after that 
cold trip to Seattle, if only it wouldn't 




We have a blow 



Going to Seattle 



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We pull— 



— and -push 



^^^^ 



rain quite so much. There was so 
much water in the sky yesterday that 
they had to tap it and let it t)ut 
through a waterspout. It looked for |L_gi 
while as though the wind was spin^ 
ning a rope out of the clouds, but after 
hanging drunkenly and swaying slow- 
ly, it finally faded out and vanished in 
a heavy rain. Later we saw some sea- 
going turtles floating along lazily and 
then some flying fish. Lots of nature. 
Way out here we can forget all about 
the world, and far from the madden- 
ing crowd, can just exist without 
care at all. 

19 August. Coming up! Hit 
deck! Rise and shine! Reveille all 

along! I'm Mate of the Wreck or, 

I mean Mate of the Deck, general 
housekeeper and goat of the ship. 



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When the Officer of the Deck wants to 
know why his working party isn't on 
hand he sends for me, the Mate, and 
then I have to find out what division 
has the working party, who is squad- 
leader, where he is, who the men on 
the W. P. are, why aren't they on deck 
and how the heck's to get them up 
there. After all that some Youngster 
usually comes up and wants to know 
where the Working party falls in be- 
cause, ' 'Think I'm on it but my squacU 
leader didn't tell me what to do." 
Then before I can get the foam cleaned 
out of my mouth, along comes the 
First Luff and wants to know where 
I've been and why the scuttlebutt isn't 
locked. Then the messenger from the 
Exec comes with word that if I let 



the bag alley get open again when I'm 




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We coal again 



Back thru the ditch 



not there personally, I'll hit the pap 
for neglect of duty. It's just a delirious 
rush from one end of the ship to the 
other. What a life! 

i4 August. We're past all caring 
now. Panama has come and gone 
again so it won't be long now. We 
only stopped long enough to coal. 
We don't hold conversation any more. 
The last man who said anything was 
thrown overboard. The ship's corpor- 
al just passed the word, "All midship- 
men stand by for locker inspection." 
An insane laugh was the only answer 
and two more were led away to the 
padded cells. 

x8 August. We're here! Good ol' 
Chapel Dome! It's all over now. Gen- 
eral Quarters, Field Day, Air Bed- 
ding, and Coal Ship are all ancient 




history. This wasn't such a bad cruise 
after all. I wonder how long it will 
take me tomorrow to shave, shower, 
pack, and board the Broads 

You go to the gunner, 

You want to get a gu 

He'll give it to you 

If he's only got one. 

You sign a little slip 

Just as meek as a lam 

You can go and shoot yourse 
e doesn't give a damn. 

Home, boys, home, 

It's home we ought 

Home, boys, home, 

In God's country. 

Oh, the oak and tl 

And the weeping v 

It's strong for the 

But it's home we o 





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AVIATION SUMMER 




(One-third of the Class of 19x6 spent 
the summer of 1915 at Annapolis pur- 
suing a fundamental course in Avia- 
tion. Permit us, then, to shift to a few- 
excerpts from the diary of the afore- 
mentioned "George.") 




1 May, 192.5. "Whatcha say — avia- 
tion? A third of us — huh? Just dope. 
But maybe there's something in it." 
My roommate was reading from a 
daily paper. The article described an 
order from the Navy Department to 
the effect that 150 members of the 
Class of 'z6 would not make the 
cruise, but were to stay in Annapolis 
to learn to fly. It came as a bolt from 
the blue, without the usual rumors 
that creep in ahead of the real news. 

10 May, 192.5. The dope is all truel 



—the superintendent has published 
the official order. Some of us will be 
flying while others are cruising. It's 
a pure gamble whether you go or stay. 

Z5 May, 192.5. The lists were posted 
today. I'm an aviator. Already the 
class has split into two factions, avia- 
tors and navigators. T can't make up 
my mind whether I am glad or disap- 
pointed. I had looked forward to the 
cruise to the West Coast,— but what 
could be more fascinating than avia- 
tion. I'll be a bird yet ! 

4 June, 192.5. Graduation— and "Z5 
has gone out to the fleet." It is 
a great feeling to be a first class- 
man — about as good as when one be- 
comes a Youngster. Tomorrow, 

§9Hil 

the gang shoves off on the cruise — 




the aviators go on leave until Sun- 




The planes arrive 



y&e 



. 



Sitm 




Di-di-da-dit 



Engines 




night, then our summer beg 
une, 19x5. This was the first day 
a disappointment — no actual flying 
until August. Aviation T history, avia- 
tion instruments, engines, structure 
and rigging are substituted for Juice^S 
and the other all-academics. I 



lav. 



think I am going to like it. 



F 



M. 



10 June, 192.5. I feel as though I'm 
nearly dead, — had my aviation physi 
cal exam this morning and it was a 
daisy. After asking a lot of fool ques- 
tions, the doctor put me in a chair 
and, man — how he did spin that 
thing ! After several spinnings in each 
direction]itwas sent in for the most 
difficult eye exam that I ever hope to 
take. No wonder they don't get many 

en qualified to be birds ! 

15 June, 19x5. This radio code is— 



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2_z June, 192.5. Liberty every day — 
now that we have it we can't use it! 
Most of us spend our spare time play- 
ing tennis and golf, or sailing or 
iiwTmming. 1 

We have just finished some exam 
Whenever we complete a subject w<? 
are given an exam so that marks ma 
be assigned. I wish they would cut o_ 
this radio — I'm going nuts. 

1 July, 192.5 . Had an aerology ex; 
today and was going good until they 
asked me to sketch the cross section 
of a thunder storm. That was too 
much . 

There are about six big sea planes 
on the river now, but we won't do any 
flying until August. The Boy Aviator 




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The test stand 



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We vo to Philly 



gives us daily exhibitions of his daring 
and we wonder how much longer that 
crock of his will hold together. - 



6 July, 192.5 . Just back from another 
leave. Spent the week-end at home. 
Sad^he^folks-believing that I'll come 7 
'Borne- in September with my wtngsT 
-We-^ are-starting some new subjects- 
Bombing, Scouting, Gunnery=butr 
~t!iairD = — D radio is still with us. 
Hia^July,' 192.5. We are goings ~tGr 
Philadelphia at the end of the month 
to visit the Aircraft Factory. Should 
be a good trip. 

3 July, 192.5. lhe Philly trip was a 
great success. Everyone is singing or 
whistling "I want to be happy" and 
"Tea for Two." "No! No! Nannette" 
was a grand show. The Bellevue- 

atford was our headquarters. Imag- 



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We bold formation 



line having lunch on the roof— -irr 
Iwhite works, and in the evening sally- 
-jtig forth in nice, white trousers with 
blue blouses. It was a wonderful party 
— a good time was had by all. We did 
make several trips to the Navy Yard, 
and saw some airplanes and para- 
chutes. I have a pamphlet containing 
all the "data," a copy of which was 



6 August 
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given to each of us. 

192.5 . Am in tligJtit section 
and for the first eight days of 
August we struggle with Navigation. 
We hardly get through working one 
sight before we have to take another. 
These artificial horizons are quite the 
stuff. Split mine yesterday, so noon 
sights worry me very little now. Some 
of the boys are flying, and we all crane 
our necks to see them go by. 



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Busses 



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Goldbeater ' s Skin 



Pontoon Shop 



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Saturday there was 
wood Hall — one of the section room 
bungalows in the court burned ;- 
much excitement. One plebe on tl 
end of a hose succeeded in soaking a- 
two-striper who was manning a hose 
from an opposite window. 

8 August, -i^£5."-Can you belieyg^ 
it? A hop at the Naval Academy that 
everyone from the Supe on down en- 
joyed to the utmost! The idea came 
from our new Com, Captain Gannon, 
and after its proposal we all wondered 
why it wasn't thought of before. It 
took us no time to elect a hop com- 
mittee and it took that organization 
still less time to get under way-^JEfaese== 
j&rQrthje -s — sugg eedeci = ~iri getting us~ 
punch with the other lemon in it, E§ 

and ice cream^ahd cake besidesTTTh?^ 



s given over in Mahan 

veryone dragged and everyone seemed 

to know everyone else. We hadn't 

been underway long before one of our 

officers started a sure 'nuff John PauT 

Jones. The gang fell in with it as if 

we had been accustomed to having 

c^^m at all our hops. pS^S^rowd: 

^mixed, and best of all it ha^a^anw 

time in mixing. There is nothing to 

it, Mahan Hall is the place to have 

our dances. 

io August, 192.5. Finished the ma- 
chine gun range work last week by 
shooting up at least half of the gov- 
ernment's ammunition at diving, 
climbing, and moving plane models. 
The object was not to hit the planes. 
Sounds queer. We managed to hit them 
occasionally anyhow. 




The beach 



Off for a hop 



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hate returning from bop 



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Had my first flight today, and it 
was not as thrilling as I had expected. 
Didn't loop once, but I got a big kick 
out of a zoom. I was the gunner, and = 
had most of my time to myself. We 
flew up to Poole's Island. On the way 
back the regular Mec rigged up the 
machine gun in the after compart- 
ment, and we shot at our shadow on 
the water. It's great sport, if you can 
keep clear of motor boats and sailing : 
vessels. Yesterday the gunner shot 
away the radio antenna and the radio 
operators took a blow. 

2-3 August, 192.5. This is the last 
week end of the summer. Next Friday 
we "go on leave — a whole day ahead of 
the gang on the cruise. The summer 
will long be a pleasant memory — the 
flights, hops, Happy Hours, lectures, 



Jfa5fr3S*T£3E^^ 




—even drills and classes have been 
enjoyable. Particularly have we been 
impressed by the officers with whom 
we have worked. The summer divided 
itself into three natural periods — one 
from graduation until those enjoyable 
four days over the 4th of July — from 
then until the Philly trip, and the last 
period, starting with the beginning 
of flight work. 

2.7 August, 192.5. Tomorrow, an 
it's all over. We had a dinner party 
for our aviation instructor officers 
tonight. The Commissary did itself 
proud and we later repaired to Smoke 
Hall for an enjoyable half hour. 

As soon as the boys have completed 
their last flight we are through our 
course, and then starts another great 
Sep. leave. 





An F-f-h 



"5 









4— 




The HO 



Officers' mess 



I'm all packed and ready to hit the 
trail for home for the last time in my 
career as a Midshipman, It hardly 
seems possible that three short years 
ago this summer I left home, that 
little old podunk, to come to this 
Naval Academy. It seems like yester- 
day that I didn't know a wall was a 
bulkhead, a floor was a deck. And now 
I am beginning to believe that before 
long I'll make myself useful in this 
man's Navy . Somewhere in the service 
there is a place that I can fit in and 
know that I am earning; that what I 
do is a help to the organization. 

Three months ago we turned First 
Class, and in that three months I 
believe I've picked up a few more 
pointers that help me to feel the spirit 
of the Service. The hops we had this 



V 



summer were insights into what I 
want the service to be to me and for 
me when I hit the fleet. I don't believe 
that such a brotherly spirit as we have 
experienced here this summer and 
which we expect to find in the fleet 
can be found in any other occupation 
in life. I know now why we don't 
need fraternities to make life worth] 
the effort around this place. This: 
Navy of ours is the best frat in tbe£ 
world, and I'm proud of '2.6, our own 
local chapter. We may not make much 
money, and we may not get to town 
often, but when we do, stand by! 
^."Circumstances permitting and conduct 
ivarranting, it is the intention to grant 
leave to the Regiment during the coming 
academic year as follows: (/) September 





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The HO again 



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SEPTEMBER LEAVE 



z8 August, 19x5 . Can it be only this 
morning that I was climbing down a 
Jacob's ladder, going over the side of 
that old battlewagon for the last times 
as a midshipman? It seems now as if 
the cruise had been over for years and 
when I try to remember some of the 
things that happened it is like looking 
back on incidents that are faded and 
blurred by the mists of time. The dis- 
embarkation on the Reina dock, the 
hasty packing, grabbing the car at 
first class gate, all seem things exper- 
ienced in some long ago day. One 
thing stands out, on the way into the 
dock some wit hoisted an old bucket 
from the yard-arm on the sub-chaser 
and I got the best laugh I'd had since 
the cruise started. Right now I feel 
languid, and sort of luxurious. I had 



about an hour and three-quarters to 
spend in Baltimore, and so I spent it in 
a barber's chair. That barber and I 
went around the world, and when I 
saw the size of the check he handed 
me I thought he was trying to sell me 
the shop. I was shaved, shampooed, 
shined, hot towelled, manicured, mas- 
saged, facialed, pompaded, with a 
neck and ear wash thrown in by 



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request (mine). Now I feel amply a 
to take my place in the world of men 

"1 



-ift<. 



again. 

2. September, 192.5. Reached Eagle 
Falls last night on the five-thirty- 
seven and it seemed as if half the town 
was down on the platform to meet me. 
Most of my old High School friends 
have been, or are getting, married. 
Bert's fatal day comes on the twenty- 




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first of this month. I'm to be the best 
man. Bert went three years to the U. 
after he bilged his exams for the 
Naval Academy, and now he's come 
back home for good to go into the 
grain business with his father, and 
marry the girl he's been engaged to 
for so long I can't remember just 
when it did begin. Old Bert is far 
better off where he is. 

zi September, 19^5. It's all over. 
Bert's a married man now. It was quite 
a pretty wedding and except for the 
fact that the Jackson baby yelled so 
loud during the prayers that it had 
to be taken out, everything went off 
in great shape. After the ceremony 
that lightweight kid sister of mine 
led all the girls at the wedding up to 
kiss the groom, to the great embar- 




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rassment of that worthy, and the 
great delight of all others present but 
the bride. I wish Bert all the luck 
in the world; he's one of the finest 
men I've ever known. A few years ago 
we were making mud pies together. I 
guess I must be getting old. 

22 September, 192.5. I went for my 
first horseback ride in three years this 
morning. My feather-brained sister 
persuaded me to go with her, and then 
got the liveryman to giv& me the one 
horse in town that no one can ride, 
not because he's mean, but because 
like Gilda Gray, he has a movement 
all his own. Of the two hours that I 
was supposed to ride that horse I 
don't believe I spent more than fifteen 
minutes actually in contact with his 
back. The rest of the time I was in the 



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Disembarkation 






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But those occasional contacts, 
111; .... for the remainder of the day 
I am resting, and if I don't fix that 
kid sister of mine, I'm no man of my 
word. I feel sort of stiff already and 
by this time tomorrow I know that I 
will be doggone stiff. Something 
ought to be done with that livery 
stable horse. With that original move- 
ment one would hardly describe its 
amble as a fox trot. It much more re- 
minds me of the Charleston, and with 
a good business head, that livery sta- 
ble man ought to make a fortune 
with it. 

2.6 September, 192.5. Tomorrow I'm 
off again for the last and biggest year 
of my Naval Academy career. If I 
can stay sat, if the executive depart- 
ment doesn't get me, if I have good 



luck, and if the skies don't fall, 11 
eight months I'll be a naval officer. 
It's been a wonderful leave, parties 
of all kinds, swimming, dancing, can- 
oeing, petting, or what have you, jjbu<! 
it will seem good to get backhand slap 
George on the back and see the rest 
of the old gang again. Eagle Falls is a 
great place, they don't make towns to 
beat it, but back in "Crabtown by the 
Bay" a big blue team has started 
practice, a bugle is blowing colors at 
sunset, and friends of mine are gather- 
ing for another year. ... . "So long 
everybody, — Be good there Sis, — I'll 
be home at Christmas, Mother,— 
oodbye Dad, thanks a lot." 
All Aboard.' 
to the Acac 



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The Middle Special 






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FIRST CLASS YEAR 




September, 192.5. Pr^e 
jf giving two men a 



mr-man 
fodm. I never thought the time would 
come when I would be occupying a 
suite in Bancroft Hall. The Supe said 
last year we would have a permanent 
detail of stripers this year and so we 
have. The worthy wife is among the 
chosen few. He got eight, four around 
each sleeve. What did I get, you ask? 
Young feller, I got my rovin' twice 
P. O., the thing I've been wanting 
since Youngster Year. 

2.7 October, 19x5. Oh, folks, take a 
look at that famous man. That's 
Bogey the Billiard champ of the Bat- 
talion. Made a run of ten this evening, 
or may I choke. George snorts and 
makes noises that sound like "poor 
table snipe" and so on, but folks lef^ 



hisper the reason. He's jealous, 
"re onei 




me at. 

14 November, 19x5. Koom sign 

All the dope on what he is 
ly. Wonder when they are go- 
ing to give us two P. O.'s our signs. 

30 November, 1915. New York, the 
Polo Grounds, an Army-Navy Game, 
and the sun shining in a clear sky. 
Will wonders never cease. We lost 
again, but there is not the lasting 
sting and bitterness in this defeat 
because every man on that Big Blue 
Team played the game of his life, and 
we were defeated by a team that was 
stronger than our own. George played 
the whole game through, and came 
back from New York (he dragged 
Mary who is home again from Europe) 




Billiards 



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First Class Row 




"AVs" 



with a black eye, a perfumed hand- 
kerchief, powder on his coat bosom, 
a ladies' black glove, seven long black 
hairs (carefully removed from said 
bosom and counted by me 



look in his one good eye, aCaintJiouge 
mark on his right cheek bone, a ladies-' 
-compacts complete, an in^ajrignToA 
-house-party Christmas leave, iourteen 
cents, and a bad case of "Love, acute.!' 
The had eye, by the way, was acquired 
during the football game and not after 
it. George says the folks came down 
to the game to look him over in a car 
that gleamed with brass work like 
Danny's bar on a Saturday night in 
the old days back home/and from all 
I could gather from him he got away 
pretty good. I'll bet Mother spooned 
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more power to him; as I said before, 
I'm through. I only hope he doesnir 
get nipped like I did. You never can 
tell with a woman. 

Z3 December, 19x5 . Christmas leave 
— eleven whole days of it. Out of me 
way there Middy, I'm going home to 
Mother. George is off to his house 
party. He's sunk. 

12. January, 192.6. Back from my last 
Midshipman's leave (I hope). If they 
don't stop smacking me down in that 
Ordnance Department I may make 
several more. And I had a Radio P- 
Work yesterday that would have baf- 
fled Marconi. If I had had all the 
radio books in the world, six weeks to 
work and my other name had been 
Edison, I might have been able to 
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I may fool them and graduate from 
this place yet. 

2.2. February, 19x6. Just returned to . 
U.S.S. Bancroft after what is posi-5 

:33veIyzour last leave as Midshipmen ■- 
in the U. S. Naval Academy. We were 
granted leave from after meal forma- 
tion Sunday noon until evening for- 
mation Monday evening for the pur- 
pose of attending our Class Supper in 
Baltimore. About one o'clock Sunday 
afternoon George and I grabbed the- 
special Washington bus and dashed 
over to the Capitol City. It was sort 
of a wild goose chase for_m<^fe&g= 
George was determined to see Mary, 

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ary sale 
since there was nothing else better to 
do. George is completely gone, but 
that is aside from the question. After 
leaving Mary, we took the W. B. and 
^Ai for Baltimore, and ^up<3fr^^^^. 
dashed over to the Southern Hotel to 
clean up. The supper was^a^Jsir^-^ 
never slowing up for an instant. The 
Committee knew their oats when it 
came to getting food and entertain- 
ment. "Bruno" made a snappy speech 
and it was all over but the shouting. 
Most of us turned in, but a few had 
dates with the sweeter sex. Monday 
morning George dashed back to Mary, 
but I returned to the abode. 

11 March, 19x6. Had after-dinner 
speaking last night. About thirty of 
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speaker got up to talk, and started^ 
thusly: "Mr. Toastmaster, Honored 
Guests, Gentlemen, . . . . there are 
three ways to carry a football, a§=iii=^ 
a, ...... . there are three ways to - 

carry a football, a, a, there|| 

are three ways^lp||l§||||| ' etc., etc., 
till I thought I would break some- 
thing trying to keep a straight facgpi 
I didn't dare laugh because I had yet 
to speak. I never did get what the end 
of that talk was. 

6 April, 1916. Dick Simmons came 
around to the room the other night 
with the most mournful face I've ever 
"seen him wear, and carrying in his 
hand a hair brush with a lot of blonde 
hair on it, his own special shade of 
ash blonde too. Dick says he's mas- 
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old gonk till he's afraid he'll grow a 
rose bush on it, but every day in every 
way the old forelock grows thinner 
and thinner. All the boys are trying 
to help him along, and he gets lots of 
useful advice. George suggested that 
the falling scalp adornment must be 
due to improper circulation in the 
skin, and suggested that he stand on 
his head for ten minutes each night to 
bring the blood to the roots of the 
hair. Dick tried it for three nights 
running and then the next day thought 
he noticed a slight improvement. He 
got so enthusiastic about the system 
that that night he stood in the corner 
topside beneath till the blood from all 
over his body ran to his head; he got 
red as the wrath of the Irish, and 
went out like a light. We stood him 



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head up for a while to sort of readjust; 
conditions and then put him to bed, 
and he's all right now except for the 
fact that this morning when he 
combed his hair he lost enough wool 
to make a small-sized pillow. As a 
result Dick says that George's system 
is a delusion and a snare, and George 
says that the system is all right but 
that Dick overdid it and stood so long 
on his head he forced all that hair 
out by hydraulic pressure as it were. 
Be all that as it may, the fact remains 
that Dick will have a head like an 
egg as far as foliage is concerned by 
the time he gets to be a Jr. Looey if he 
doesn't do something in a hurry. 

2_9 April, 19x6. Isn't it peculiar 
how some individuals seem to get all 
the mail? 



4 May, 19x6. We had a Juice P-Work 
and an Ordnance P-Work today, both 
of them. That's adding insult to 
injury. 

14 May, 19x6. We're going to have 
a Regimental P-rade this afternoon 
for the purposes of practice for June 
Week. I guess I shall have to pass out 
and get carried back. It's too hot to 
parade anyhow. Must dash out to 
Al's for a coke this afternoon. 

19 May, 19x6. Tomorrow the be-: 
ginning of the end, the first of the last 
set of monthly exams, the last rivers 
to cross. The last of my outfit arrived 
yesterday. Truly, as the prophet say- 
eth, "It cannot be of such great 
length at this precise moment. ' ' Home 
and the West Coast are within arm's 
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3 June, 19x6. This little story of 
June Week is chiefly a story of George, 
and of how our Naval Academy life, 
and the four years that we have spent^v 
here "together by the bay," were 
brought to a close. At this present 
momenti I'm sitting at the window of 
our oldroDrnlin the Hall; it's after six, 
and the sun is just setting over the 
roofs of Crabtown. My train for home 
doesn't leave till eleven tonight, and 
I'm going to take up the intervening 
time in setting down the tale of this, 
our last week "within the walls." 

To begin with, the folks couldn't 
see their way clear to making this 
long trip down here, much as they 
wished to do so, and as I still shy like 
a scared horse at the idea of dragging, 
I was left pretty free to supervise, to 



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~chaperone, or to superintend (any wayi 
you want to put it). George was drag- 
ging Mary, the same girl who had so 
efficiently put him in his place at that 
Princeton football game so long ago, 
and who had agreed to take on the 
same job for life. Mary and the last 
day of exams arrived in town on the 
same date, and the effect on George 
was so great that he only made a z.03 
on the exam. 

George had invited me to take din- 
ner with them the next night and so 

]ras- soon as formation was over wef 
slipped into full dress and dashed out 
to the house where Mary was staying. 
George came busting in without ever 
bothering to knock as he always does 
(with me a rather winded second), 
and there on the couch we found Mary 



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engaged in a little too cozy conversa- 
tion with a tall and rather good- 
looking civilian. They rose when we 
entered, a little too hastily as I 
thought, and aforesaid cit was intro- 
duced as Frank Nash, a previous boy 
friend. Of course he was about as 
•welcome as a coldsore on a debu- 
tante's lip. It was not a pleasant meal 
we had that night. George on one side 
of the table as sociable as an icicle, 
me across from him trying not to 
notice anything wrong, and those 
other two as happy as could be, 
recalling old times, old love af- 
fairs, and people they both knew, and 
leaving George out of it entirely. 
At the hop that night it was just 
as bad, the "bozo" cutting George 
everytime he took a step and George 




getting madder and maddei 

The real break came the next day, 
after the evening dress parade which 
she' attended with the "bozo" as we 
got to call him. I never quite got the 
straight of it because I didn't go out 
to the house that night, but I knew 
something had happened when George 
came back to the room and silently 
turned in when I was just getting 

And thus it went on through three 
exhausting days with George alter- 
nately raging and freezing, Mary be- 
ginning to have dark circles under her 
eyes, and the "bozo" going every- 
where with her and seeming to have 
the time of his life. The last dress 
parade of the year, the afternoon be- 
fore the Farewell Ball, Mary and the 





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"bozo" sat in the front row of spec- 
tators, just to the left of the reviewing 
stand. The regiment swung by to the 
tune of "Anchors Aweigh" and as 
George and his staff passed at salute 
I thought he was going to throw his 
sword at them. Then it was that I 
decided it was time for me to take a 
hand, and I turned out to be some 
little fixer. As soon as I could get 
away after formation I went out to 
the house where Mary was staying, 
determined to do something, but not 
at all sure just what. No one answered 
my knock so I walked in, and as I 
passed the door of the parlor I glanced 
in and there was Mary in the big 
Morris chair with her face hidden in 
a large hanky and making small noises 
that seemed to indicate distress. Right 



then and there I had my big inspira- 
tion, I dashed out of the house ancf; 
around the corner to the drug store, 
and into the telephone booth. First I 
called the "bozo" and told him that 
George wanted to see him at No. ,jl 



gate in five minutes and he being thus 
put out of the wayT next called the 
Main Office and told them to send 
word around to George that Mary 
had been badly hurt in an auto acci- 
dent and for him to come out to the 
house at once. Then I dashed back and 
hid in the hall to await developments. 
Mary was still sniffling when George 
came around the corner of the block 
on two wheels, hit once between 
there and the front steps and was 
in the parlor and gathering Mary 



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to wonder how it was all coming out. 
And for two people the Farewell 
Ball that night was the most wonder- 
ful hop that will ever be. And so the 
story ends, — the next morning^gye^ 
graduated, were commissioned, k^a^^ 
Mary pinned on George's shoulder 
straps and kissed him while I pinned 
on my own and gave myself a mental 
pat on the back. They were married a*" 
three this afternoon in the Chapel 
I lost my job as George's wife that ] 
had held for four long years, and 
George took on a new pilot. The 
darkness has fallen over old Crabtown 
now, and it's time for me to be going. 
One more glance around the room 
where I have spent so many crowded 
hours, and I'll be leaving the old 
Hall and the familiar yard for the last- 



time, outbound for a lifetime' of serv- 
ice with the fleet, cargoed with a 
thousand never-fading memories. 

Our four years of Academy life to- 
gether have come to an end. This 
morning the Class of Nineteen Hun- 
dred Twenty-six assembled for the 
last time. Tomorrow I leave to join 
the fleet,— -^to enter the service, — pet 
haps to say good-bye to classmates fo 
the last time. This first station in our 
service life has been a happy one for 
me. Whenever trails of classmates 
cross again there will always be a 
wealth of reminiscences to unfold, 
made dearer by close acquaintanceship 
which can only come from constant 
and intimate association. The transi- 
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DURING July and August of 1922 an exodus from the small towns, the big 
cities, the outlying ranches and the Park Avenue apartments occurred. 
With the exception of those who went elsewhere all of these exodees arrived at 
Gate Number 2 of the United States Naval Academy. They are now known col- 
lectively as the Class of 192.7. 

Plebe Summer when a man was a man and a Springfield weighed fourteen pounds ! 
It had, like a steam kit, its good points and its bad ones. The glare of the sun on the 
bricks of the terrace was as bad as a fire room under forced draft ever gets — but then 
the coolness and abundance of the mess hall milk fully compensated for that; the 
young pieces of ordnance over at the rifle range kicked like Missouri mules — but 
then the buzzards wheeled and spiralled over the targets in a truly engaging man- 
ner so that one would hesitate before putting "Rifle Range" in either the credit 
or the debit column. And then, of course, the ships came in, and we were greeted 
with hoarse shouts from an unkempt, unshaven, rabb|e below. And so, we de- 
duced that our brothers in arms had returned. 

September came and in due course of time went and with it went faith in man- 
kind. Plebe year was no joke, we thought, and although time has somewhat mel- 
lowed the memories we can still remember how disconcerting it was to be told 
that we didn't know what a Plebe year was like. We learned what we could about 
reciprocating engines, the royal dynasty of Siam, the approved method of removing 
deceased rodents from lee scuppers and so forth, regretted sincerely what we were 
unable to grasp and all the time tempers were fidgiting at a goodly pace. Before we 
knew it Christmas leave flashed past and the February pilgrims were clamoring 
at the doors of the suitcase room. We lost a big slice of our class to the Demon 
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Five months of grind brought June Week, and with it we said good-bye to Plebe 
Year. 

Even three months of cinders and beans couldn't quite change our opinions. We 
looked old Lunnon over and found out why Paris is renowned the world over and 
freely expressed our sentiments about the excellence of the mail service. As for the 
first September leave, the one after our Youngster Cruise, well, mere words couldn't 
do justice to it. Not ordinary words anyway. Gee, fellers, I could ramble on and on 
about Sep. leave if I wanted to but I won't. (Save your thanks, old man.) 

As Youngsters, we looked over our domains with a sophisticated eye and found 
them good. We suffered the other classes to walk around our corridors and our 
terraces, on the whole considering we treated them with much consideration. 
Tommy Hamilton was elected as our class president and if you'll pardon a lapse 
into the vernacular he's a darned good egg. Christmas again shot by and again the 
February mass departure started. Our class added some more stars to its service flag 
but we didn't suffer quite as heavily as before. Uncle Henry, our own Uncle Henry, 
left with the rest and with him left one of the finest gentlemen and one of the best 
friends we midshipmen ever had. Time passed and so did the majority of the first 
class which left us one nearer the top of the heap. 

The cruise took us down through the big ditch and back up to where the females 
of the species were perfectly willing to be made the recipient of class pins and other 
trinkets. The gold coast, by the way, isn't in Africa. And then back home, and 
then back here, and now, by Cracky, we've got two diags. We begin, I think, to 
view life a little more seriously now and feel we were put in the world for some 
reason other than hanging half raters up against the stone wall. We rather envy 
'2.6 when we see them winding up their course and going out to the Fleet. But 
then in case I might be quoted some time I'll add that we wouldn't give up our 
last year by the Severn for a brand new scout cruiser with all the extras free. 







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YOUNGSTERS? There aren't any -- hardly ! So say the second class on the 
last cruise. Yes, our number is small — but our line is large, or rather heavy. 
Sept. Leave proved that. Two more years in which we will be the scarcest article 
around. Our reputation for savviness shows that we are not going to become less 
scarce either. It is evident that unless we receive many more recruits from 'xj, the 
executive department will be forced to reduce the number of stripers. Terrible 
thought ! 

Whether it was the inspiration given to those of us who in their younger days 
proudly bore J R on their kid-sweaters, or whether it was the hardihood inculcated 
in those of us who pushed a holyrock or swung a coal bucket on the Reina Mercedes 
or the U.S.S. Electrician, 192.8 developed a percentage of varsity athletes to be 
envied by any class. In this, the Navy Juniors and the former blue jackets cannot 
claim too much. Those who came to us from beyond the pale of the salt sea hold a 
multitude of honors. 

The smoke cleared away about the middle of February and we found not a few 
of our number who had climbed too high on the proverbial tree. What to do? 
'2.7 had too many and '2.8 too few. 'xy turned some in and '2.8 drew same. With 
this transfusion we renewed our efforts and emerged in June with the cohorts al- 
most intact. 

Did I say June? No more welcome month in the year than that! A threefold 
Army victory, a farewell to '.Z5, and 'taint no more plebes. All that memorable 
June Week we looked forward to our coming yachting trip, having the squadron 
there to look upon with true plebe wonderment. Ignorance surely was bliss! 
But no time was given us to remain in that Utopian realm. The New York, Arkansas 












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and Utah had us within them like three whales and two hundred and fifty Jonahs. 
We found out all about Kelly's, sea legs, mal de mer, and Hollywood in the short 
space of three months. We solved the riddles of what made the wild-cat wild, 
who is Charlie Noble, and a do2en other chestnuts of all ages, and returned well 
if not happy to the shores of the Severn. 

With all the experience garnered from Los Angeles, 'Frisco, Seattle, and San 
Diego, we turned our backs to the sea's waves and tried our stuff on the old Podunk. 

The pages of the history of September were all too soon filled. Then we gathered 
'round to bear the weight of our one diag; and this is no little responsibility. The 
days and sleeps and butts flew by quite rapidly while the Yard grew bare, — and 
then the Army game was upon us. Many traditions were broken then; — it didn't 
rain; all hands rated over night liberty; and we had such a time that our disap- 
pointment was forgotten for the moment. 

Christmas leave found us wiser and broker; never-the-less most of us managed 
to muster around at the Corners and told our tales of the Great White Way while 
the grandpas chewed their straws and wondered how long it took to learn the 
Charleston, calculating as how they might take in the Village and get the dope 
first hand. 

We returned to the grind for a long straightaway of five months of academics 
and prospects of a cruise with altogether too much water in view. Basketball and 
the other winter sports kept us from hugging the radiator too much. Spring has 
been wrecking havoc in the ranks of '2.8. The prospect of miniatures has centered 
Dan Cupid's attention on several. The combination of spring fever and the fever 
that comes of contemplating June Week as a week with a "Her" before a long 
separation is almost too much. However, the others have managed so we may 
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PLEBES 

ON the night of the Superintendent's Garden Party, two candidates for one 
diagonal gold stripe stood watching the lights in the harbor from the sea- 
ward terrace. The spell of the warm soft zephyrs and limpid moonlight was upon 
them. Each was conscious of living, yet both were journeying into other realms, 
now of the past, now of the future. Their reveries were broken by the advent of a 
classmate whose hearty slap brought them back to the present. As is often the 
case under similar circumstances, they began to relate the dreams that had uncon- 
sciously stolen into their minds, — memories of struggles, with math and their own 
temper, of football, baseball, and other sports, of femmes, leave, June Week, 
Plebe summer. Soon the air was vibrant with "Remember when ?" 

"What were you doing a year ago, Shorty?" 

"Well, eleven months, thirteen days, and two hours ago, I had just taken the 
oath. Felt like a conquering hero; I was positively bloated with pride, responsi- 
bility, and good intentions. Say, those doctors up at Sick Bay were going to turn 
me out for having an undue chest expansion. Didn't they look us over, though? 
They know me better than Zuppke knows football." 

'Yeh, my heart refused to function when I saw the carload of clothes we had 
to mark and stow. Didn't finish that job until two months later. And the first 
thing I did was to hit the pap for 'Late formation.' The right start, what?" 

'Member the day the upper classes got back from leave? I acquired my first 
spoon that day." 

"So did I, and I haven't seen him more than twice since. Every time I went over 
to see him I'd get picked up on the way. I didn't get a very auspicious start on 
Math during September, either. On the final day, the instructor shook his head 
pityingly when he handed back my paper. And yours truly is sat, savvy, and sit- 
ting on top of the world with a z.78 average." 










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"The first few days of October were hectic, weren't they? I was afraid to eat. 
Every bite was accompanied with a 'Brace up!' I was mighty glad to be out for 
class football; that provided a little respite." 

"And remember all the cheering practices before the Army game? I was one 
worn-out plebe the evening of the z8th of November; and the result of the contest 
didn't lend any invigoration to us. What did you do in New York?" 

"Took in a show and then turned in. I couldn't drag, so my activities were 
limited. But boy, oh BOY! I made up for it Christmas leave, what I mean. That 
was an endless round of dances and parties. Hardly time to caulk off." 

"And about four weeks after the holidays, the bilgers shoved off. I guess we lost 
our share, all right. What I can't figure out is why I'm still here." 

"Yeh, I've been wondering about that, too." 

"That's too much. Chase yourself while there is yet breath in your body." 
The offending member ambled away laughing. 

"This last stretch — January to June — has been the longest, drawn-out siege 
of tortuous study that ever descended on my delicate think mechanism." 

"You talk as though I was crying about it! Tomorrow when the three-striper 
gets his finger-tips on that sheep skin, we just 'ain' no' mo' plebes!' Somebody is 
going to have to hold me, or I'll heave a mighty shout before the whole assembly. ' ' 

"Where are we going in the snake dance; the usual places?" 

"Yeh, suppose so. Lover's Lane, and the Herndon Monument." 

"Ho-o-o-o-oh! hum! I'm tired. These p-rades provide a little thrill, but much 
work, and this kaleidoscope of colors we are afflicted with all over the yard is 
pretty hard on the eyes." 

"Oh, I don't know. Some of the drags are worth at least a 2.-5." 

"I was referring to apparel, not features, sonny. By the way, isn't there a good 
show in town tonight? Think I'll go ashore and take it in. Come along?" 

"Yeh, might as well. Let's go." 

Go they did. And now you are acquainted with a very few of the joys and heart- 
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FROM SPECIAL ORDER NO. 40-2.5 

******** In any organization there are always some persons who 
do only the required amount of work. There are always others who 
are willing to do extra work for the benefit of the organization. 
Men who take part in work not required, but related to the general 
plan, always further the good of the organization and help to make 




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"T7ACH evening the hour of six-thirty is tolled in Bancroft Hall by the monotonous sprinkle of 
-*— ' steaming water falling on tiled floors .... a monotonous sprinkle which serves as the obli- 
gato to myriad lusty shouts of the athletes and would-be athletes of the Regiment . . . and there 
are plenty of these, especially in the last category. The success of Naval Academy teams may be 
traced, in part, to the fact that the Regiment strives to reduce the number of illustrious members of 
the radiator club to a minimum without continually screeching the familiar chorus of "every man 
an athlete." The record of twelve hundred men out of a student body of eighteen hundred engaged 
in fall term athletics is something of which any institution might well be proud. 

Our daily routine has been so apportioned that in addition to the time alloted to study, an hour 
and a half is set aside each day for recreation. For the majority, that recreation is athletics. Naturally 
all hands can't be on the Navy teams whose seasons culminate in the glory of Army-Navy Games 
or inter-collegiate meets, or even on the long-suffering but toast-eating ham-and-egger squads — 
so the proletariat indulge in class and company sports. No class can consider its four years at the 
Academy complete unless it has had its numerals inscribed at least once on the coveted Harvard 
Shield, a trophy offered to the class winning the greatest number of points allotted inter-class con- 
tests. And the mythical glory of seeing the Fighting Ninth crowned as Color Company during June 
Week has lent such an impetus to the inter-company athletic competition, that it is indeed an ex- 
tremely rara avis who has not at some time or other wielded a ball or bat or stick or athletic weapon 
of some sort. 

During its four year sojourn in Annapolis the Class of 1916 has witnessed the construction of new 
stands, new fields, a magnificent swimming pool, and the addition of other equipment which has 
made the Naval Academy second to no University as a completely equipped forum for athletic 
activity. It is undeniable that these facilities for making healthy minds in healthy bodies have better 
prepared us for a successful career in the fleet. 

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THE ARMY- NAVY GAMES 

PINCE time immemorial, since the beginning of civilization which has resulted in the organization 
^ and progress of our higher institutions of learning, there has been a rivalry between associate 
colleges in all their meetings on common ground. At any reunion old grads have been known to 
expound for hours upon renowned battles fought in years gone by when they were parts of the under- 
graduate body. Particularly were they apt to recall incidents connected with athletic relationships 
with that one college which the school desired to defeat on the field of battle. Such spirit has fost- 
ered the rivalry and keen competition which now exists in the Princeton-Harvard-Yale games. 

There exists, however, a rivalry between the two service institutions which truthfully eclipses 
any dual competition for supremacy between colleges in this country. A moment's reflection shows 
ample reason for this superlative feeling. Ever since Congress first authorized an Army and a Navy 
the two brother institutions have attempted to place themselves individually upon the pedestal of 
supremacy. This is true in every phase of their activities. 

The graduate of the civilian college may go into any number of vocations in business life which 
gradually draw him away from the scene of his former college days. Graduates of West Point and 
Annapolis have many opportunities during the ordinary routine of the day which are constant 
reminders of events which happened while they were Cadets and Midshipmen. They look upon the 



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Army team and the Navy team as representative of the United States Military Academy and the 
United States Naval Academy - - - - the Mothers of the services. While there may be many regi- 
mental and fleet teams scattered throughout the country composed of ex-academy stars, the Army 
team and the Navy team are always thought of, in their minds, as teams representing the service 
schools, and a victory or loss of that team is felt as keenly by the ranking officers as it is by the 
students. 

Perhaps this spirit has been unduly stressed, but when one looks back upon the days of Navy 
victories one cannot describe the feeling of pfide and satisfaction that surged from within him upon 
realizing that his team had been the victor. It is the spirit of the Navy upon -which its success in all 
endeavors depends. 

It cannot be better illustrated than by the following excerpt from a diary, recalling the Army 
Game of 192.2.: 

"I've caught it at last. In the stands there at Franklin Field it hit me all of a sudden just what it 
was that I've been lacking; what it was those men on the field had that I had as yet failed to find; 
and why I had felt to this time a little touch of being apart, alone As I watched the shad- 
ows of twilight lengthen across that miniature battlefield during those last desperate, despairing 
moments, it seemed to me that the Regiment was giving the team more than just the support of 
their voices; and in the silence during signals I looked around me. Every man of all the hundreds in 
the stands was leaning forward, hands clenched, following each move of that team — his team — and 
hurling every ounce of his will, every drop of power that was in him, out to the men on the field. 
When the ball was snapped, the men got into action again, and into my veins there welled that 
something that has driven men to the far corners of the earth on hopeless missions, that has sent 
them into battle without swerving, and into the arms of death with a smile; that something with- 
out which the Navy would be useless and the defenses of the country ridiculous the Spirit of the 

Service the Old Navy Fight." 




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The balloons "busted" 

THE ARMY- NAVY FOOTBALL GAME 

POLO GROUNDS, NEW YORK CITY 

2.9, Nov. 19x5 

(REPRINTED BY COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES) 

TT was the last gun of the football season and for once in a long time it was a clear, brilliant day 
A overhead, and the great throng of femininity which came with the Army and Navy officers was 
resplendent in furs and colors. The bands blared, the cadets and midshipmen sang and cheered as no 
one else can do it, and every mother, sister, and sweetheart in the crowded stands felt a thrill of 
pride for the brave lads who wore the black, gold and gray of the Army and the blue and gold of the 
Navy. 

While it was the first time in a long while that Army and Navy have battled with the sun shining 
on them they experienced the usual unfortunate conditions under foot. The Polo Grounds gridiron 
was left soft and slippery by the heavy rains and the players were not able to keep their footing and 
do their best. Navy was less skilled in mud running than Army and there was many a slip of a mid- 
shipman's cleats which brought groans from the Annapolis followers. 

The midshipmen were first to score on a drop kick by Hamilton and generated so much false hope 
that the whole north stands joined in with the Annapolis lads in making Harlem rock with deaf- 
ening cheers. That first score, however, gave Annapolis an advantage which was doomed for a merry 
life, but a short one. In that same period the West Point eleven got underway and jumped to the 
front with an aerial touchdown, Harding to Baxter. In the third period the elevens battled desper- 
ately without profit, and in the final period while tearing at each other Army rushed in a pinch- 
kicker, Red Reeder, who booted over an easy drop kick for the final Army count. 

Followers of the Army and Navy teams have been attending games for years hoping that one day 
they might see one which would be finished before both elevens had disappeared in the darkness. 
They saw that game yesterday, for it ran off with machine-like smoothness and it was still glorious 
daylight when the end came. This gave the throng a chance to watch the cadets' feverish dance of 
triumph on the gridiron and see one cadet after another jump up and take a ride on the Army mule, 
which, unlike his ancestors, actually showed symptoms of excitement himself. 



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On the south side of the gridiron, where Army held forth, sat Secretary of War Davis and his 
party, while on the Navy's bailiwick on the north side was Secretary of the Navy Wilbur. It was a 
great day for both branches of the service. Members of Congress, Senators, members of the diplomatic 
service, and, in fact, most all the distinguished citizenry of city and nation were banked around the 
moist gridiron. 

The Navy has the satisfaction of knowing one thing and that is that it outplayed the Army defense 
in the first period. Shapley, Caldwell, Hamilton, and Flippin looked gloriously efficient in the early 
period. After Eddy kicked the ball into play to start the game, Trapnell and Hewitt threw them- 
selves at the line of midshipmen and found it stubborn and solid. When Army kicked and it was 
Navy's ball, they tried a forward pass in their own territory on the very first play. This was far 
from the conservative football which the service elevens have played in the past. Army's defense, 
however, was too alert for Hamilton's forward passes and Shapley was forced to punt to Army's 
45-yard line. 

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the Army forwards had made in the left flank of the Navy line and raced down the field for 41 yards 
before he was finally forced out of bounds on the 14-yard mark of the midshipmen. After Hewitt and 
Wilson had found the Navy line too stubborn, Red Reeder, Army's field goal specialist, was rushed 
in from the side lines and attempted a field goal from the 18-yard line which caromed off his foot and 
went at right angles, where Born captured it for Army and they still had the ball on Navy's 7-yard 
mark. The cadets yelled for a touchdown. 

Here the Annapolis eleven made a great stand. They took the worst hammering at their line that 
Hewitt, Wilson and Trapnell could give and then the Army gambled and tried to score by means of a 
forward pass. Flippin, one of the Navy backs, intercepted Harding's pass and galloped close to the 
side-lines to Navy's zy-yard mark. It was a close call for the midshipmen and there was plenty of 
noise in the Navy stands when they crawled out of the difficult situation. 

It could easily be seen early in the game that the gridiron was treacherous. Once Shapley was 
clear of the Army right wing and away to a dangerous romp when he slipped and before he could 
recover his feet, two or three of the Army tacklers greeted him with an astounding welcome. Army 




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had the ball on its own 47-yard line when the first period ended. After Trapnell had punted and Eddy 
had partly blocked the kick, there was a fumble and the alert Army center, Daly, recovered the ball, 
but a 15-yard penalty helped Navy and gave them the ball at midfield. Shapley cut loose with a ii- 
yard dash for a first down, and the Navy side of the field was a mass of blue and gold flags. Shapley 
next tossed away a forward pass to Hardwick, who made a jaunt of nearly 30 yards before he was 
downed on Army's ix-yard line. Now it was Navy's chance to scream and scream they did. 

The efforts and ambitions of Navy to ram the ball over for a touchdown did not meet with great 
success. Caldwell and Shapley being rudely and roughly repulsed by the aggressive Army defense. 
Navy was stopped cold on the 4-yard line and it was the last down. Hamilton dropped back to the 
ii-yard line and, although he was kicking at a difficult angle, he booted the ball through the posts 
for a field goal and three points. Navy and all the many who root for the Navy just naturally 
assumed at this moment that the Annapolis eleven had arrived and was in for a hilarious afternoon. 

The tackling was sharp and full of joltiness, so when Caldwell was tackled he fumbled and Born 
recovered the ball for Army close to the middle of the field. Wilson and Hewitt again got into action 
and their plunges, together with a forward pass from Harding to Trapnell, brought the ball to 
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Once again the Navy line rose to the occasion and threw back the bitterest attack Army had to 
send against it. It gave Navy followers a real thrill to see the Navy forwards hurl back the plunges 
of Wilson and Hewitt. Three times Army tried and could only go six yards. It was Army's last down 
and four yards to go and the stands yelled for a field goal to tie the score. 

This Army eleven, however, was not the sort which was looking for a tie. On four down, Hard- 
ing dropped back as if to kick and then confused the Navy defense with a bluff pass to Born as he 
rushed around right end. As Born dashed past Harding without taking the ball, the West Point 
quarterback tossed a forward pass over the milling mass of players to Captain Baxter, who plucked 
the ball out of the air and lunged over the line with three or four Navy tacklers hanging to him. 

A play like this was daring, but a beautiful thing to watch when it worked. Wilson kicked the 
goal from placement and the Army was in the lead and never lost it. The Army, by brilliant use of 
the overhead game, had the ball down on Navy's 18-yard line when time was called at the end of the 
second period. 

In the third period Army started a march of triumph up the field from their own 40-yard line. 
In this outburst of plays there was some great line plunging by Wilson and Hewitt and the whole 




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Army line was there to give them the best of aid. These two relentless backs, alternating with Trap- 
nell, carried the ball right down the field to Navy's iz-yard line when the whistle ended the third 
period. 

After Army had tried to crash through for a touchdown and found the wall of Blue and Gold 
again impassable, West Point was halted on Navy's 5-yard line. It was the last down and once more 
R. Reeder was called from the side lines. The talented redhead this time coolly came back to the 9- 
yard line, looked at the goal posts, smiled and reached his hands out to catch the ball. It was 
straight and true from Daly and Reeder kicked the field goal as nonchalantly as you please. He did 
it with assurance and ease, just as if he was merely making a practice shot. 

West Point was inspired with victory by this time and although the Navy backs gambled with 
the passing game and with all the other scoring weapons, they could not break down the stubborn 
eleven in front of them. 




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THE ARMY-NAVY BASEBALL GAME 

WEST POINT, N Y. 
i June, 1915 

T)ATENTLY excelling in every branch of the sport, the Navy nine decisively defeated the Army 
-*- on the diamond on the first of June by a score of thirteen to seven for the eighth Navy victory 
in the Service series. Combining a brilliant array of hitting power with smooth fielding ability, the 
192.5 team worked in perfect conjunction to accomplish the victory. The game was well played 
throughout, and was marred only by untimely errors on the part of the Black and Grey infielders, 
whose mistakes on two occasions granted to the Blue the overwhelming margin that was obtained. 

A roll of merit that did not laud the entire Navy team would be unfair, yet the work of Captain 
Fenno must be cited as exceptional, both at bat and in the field; notable mention must be made of 
his home run with which he greeted Bliss, the Army pitcher, on his first trip to the plate, and of the 
faultless manner with which he handled all the fielding chances that came to his part of the outfield. 
Schwab also played a remarkable game at third base for the Navy and got a three base hit, which 
scored three men, and, a single into the bargain. Ward and Cooper, at their respective positions, also 
displayed pleasing talent; while Hamilton cast gloom into the Army ranks in the ninth inning 
when he drove one of Tully's offerings out of the park for the second Navy home run of the day. 
The fielding sensation of the game was the stellar catch made by O'Neill off Cobb in the seventh 
inning. 

After the game had been postponed from Saturday on account of the rain that sprang up on the 
latter day the two teams took the field on Monday at three. 

Navy's opening tallies came in the first inning when Ward walked, was advanced by Leslie's 
sacrifice bunt and scored when Fenno hit the first ball pitched for a home run through the right field 
boundary. Army returned in her half of the same inning when Baird walked, advanced on a passed 
ball and Roosma's sacrifice fly to score on Cobb's sharp hit through the infield. Navy did nothing 
in the second and Army knotted the count in her half of the frame when an error, a walk, and Baird 's 
hit to left enabled Soule to cross the plate. 

Navy's third inning was again uneventful but the Army reached Jarrell for three hits, and two 
runs, in succession when the Grey batted; and Chief Bender sent Myers to replace Jarrell on the 



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mound. Myers was effective, and the scoring ceased until the fifth when Navy instituted a rally 
that tied the score. It all happened when Fenno walked and ran all the way to third on Cooper's 
hit to left with Cooper arriving at second base in the interim. Condra hit to Schepps who played for 
Fenno at the plate. The Navy captain was between two fires but Cobb obligingly missed one of 
Soule's tosses and Fenno and Cooper came home, Condra stopping at third. Condra left third before 
Wood caught Hamilton's long fly to left so that the Army got a double play and the inning was 
over when Schwab flied to Roosma. 

Army took the lead again, however, in her half of the inning when hits by Cobb and Reeder were 
good for a tally. The sixth was uneventful. 

In Navy's "Lucky Seventh," with two gone, Cobb's fumble made Cooper safe. Condra hit 
smartly to center; Hamilton gave Schepps one too hot to handle and Cooper scored. Schwab then 
tripled to right scoring Condra and Hamilton. Three runs were in, so Tully replaced Bliss as the 
Army pitcher. Haerlin was not to be denied, however, and placed a short hit over second which 




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scored Schwab. Four runs were sufficient so Myers fanned. As Army came in O'Neill nipped their 
rally in the bud by a beautiful, pirouetting, barehand catch of Cobb's bounder. After that they were 
easy. 

Nothing happened in the eighth inning. 

Schepps threw out Condra, for the first out in the ninth, but Hamilton was undaunted and drove 
one of Tully's offerings out of the park and onto the veranda of the Bachelors Quarters across the 
road for a masterly homer. Schwab hit safely over second base and Tully, as pitcher, was succeeded 
by Bryan. Haerlin welcomed him with a hit over shortstop; Griffin, batting for Myers, was hit by 
a pitched ball, filling the bases. Ward then hit to left and Soule neglected to catch Wood's throw so 
the whole troupe scored. That was enough for us, but Army retaliated to the extent of two runs in 
her half of the inning when Dyer, who succeeded Myers on the mound, was found for a hit, suffered 
an error by O'Neill and a passed ball by Haerlin to let Schepps and Cobb score. A moment later 
Wood hit a fly to Fenno's garden and the game was over. 




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ted for Myers in the ninth, c — Went to centerfield when Roosma replaced Bryan as pitcher. 

Summary: Earned Runs, Navy 7, Army 4; Two base hits, Reeder; Three base hit, Schwab; Home 
Runs, Fenno and Hamilton. Sacrifice hit, Leslie. Stolen Base, Ward. Bases on Balls, Off Jarrell z; 
off Myers 2.; off Bliss 3; off Tully 1; off Roosma 1. Struck out: by Jarrell 3; by Myers 2.; by Dyer 1; 
by Bliss 2.; by Tully 1; by Roosma 1. Hit by Pitcher: by Myers z; by Bryan 1. Wild Throw, Dyer. 
Left on Bases, Navy 7, Army 6. Umpires, Emslie and Walker. 




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THE ARMY-NAVY TRACK MEET 

WEST POINT, N. Y 
30 May, 19x5 

AFTER two years of waiting a delighted Regiment rang the Japanese Bell on the thirtieth of May 
/l to celebrate a track victory, for on that day the team coached by Mr. Mang vanquished our 
service rivals, the Army, by a score of seventy-two and a half to sixty-two and a half. The meet was 
a thrilling one from the start with the Grey in the fore and the Blue manfully striving to overtake it, 
until at last the Navy took the lead, by taking first and third in the low hurdles, never again to be 
headed. It may be said, however, that Navy owes her victory more to the consistent performance of 
the entire team than to the stellar work of any one of the members. It is fitting, though, that we 
speak of Captain Hammond, who won the meet for his team when he raced to victory in the Half 
Mile. Numerous surprises were in order and several disappointments, notably that of Gilbert, who 
fell when leading the field in the high hurdles, and lost his last chance to win the N Star that he 
had been working for since Plebe Year. 

The meet opened with the century, in which the Grey-clad Buell and Nourse were enabled to 
outspeed Summers and Kern to take first and second, giving the Army eight points, as Navy took 
but one with Summers' third place, the time being ten and a fifth seconds. The Mile Run followed 
and the veteran Newman, who captained the Greylegs, celebrated his recovery from the illness that 
had hindered him all season by defeating Bailey and Tyree, of Navy, by a few yards. At the start 
Tallman, of Navy, set the pace and the first quarter fell in sixty-three seconds, with Tyree and New- 
man closely pressing the slender Navy runner. At the halfway mark the Army Captain had fallen 
back and Hawthorne, his team-mate, had stepped ahead to measure strides with the fleeting Tall- 
man, who negotiated the half in two minutes and thirteen seconds. As the runners reached the 
stretch completing three quarters of the race, Newman called on his reserve and stepped to the lead. 
The last quarter of the race was a splendid one; Bailey, of the Navy, who had hung on the flanks of 
the leaders throughout the race extended himself to the limit of his splendid sprint in a vain effort 
to overtake the Army captain, who won, by three yards, in four minutes, thirty-three and four- 
fifths seconds, as Tyree outran Hawthorne to take third. The score became Army thirteen, Navy 
five. 

At the gun for the high hurdles five men came away to a beautiful start with Culbert and Landon 
in the van. Down to the next to last hurdle the advantage was slightly in favor of the midshipman, 
when suddenly the Navy runner tripped on a tight hurdle and crashed into the next one and fell. 
Deslslets of Army took second to Landon, of the Grey, and Shapley of Navy took third, so that the 
score stood Army twenty-one, Navy six. The sky was dark for us but a moment later the Blue took 



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hope when Bernet, Foley and Dunlap all tied for first in the high jump, at five feet six inches, and 
put the Navy within six points of their rivals; Army twenty-one, Navy fifteen. 

The two mile run was started and as usual Thomas, of Navy, set the pace. He maintained his lead 
for a mile, which he covered in four minutes and forty-nine seconds, when Rasmussen, of Army, 
forged to the front in a spurt that lasted for two. laps, with Calhoun, the Army star, on his heels. 
At the end of the sixth lap the latter opened up and although Thomas and Rowley tried hard to 
catch the Grey-clad runner, his advantage was too great and he crossed the line ahead, with Rowley 
and Thomas, in that order, second and third, in nine minutes fifty-three and four-fifths seconds. 
Army now had twenty-six points while Navy had nineteen. 

The shot put resulted in a first and third for Navy. Warren, who won, threw the sphere forty-two 
feet, five and three-quarters inches with Hewitt second, for Army, and Cooper third for the Blue; 
this gave Army twenty-nine and Navy twenty-five. 

Summers, Kern and Johnson faced the barrier for us in the Two Twenty, opposed by Buell and 
Nourse. Getting away to a splendid start Summers led all the way down the stretch and took first 
by two yards. Kern hurt his leg and was forced out, so that Buell and Nourse took second and third 
respectively for the Army, with Johnson a close fourth. The time for the distance was twenty-two 
and two-fifths seconds. The score at the end of the race was Army thirty-three, Navy thirty. 




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Navy was drawing closer, all felt that the worm was about to turn, but the lead, almost within 
our grasp, was snatched away again by Heidner and Gilbreath, of West Point, who took first and 
second in the quarter, and broke the Army record in doing it. The race was run in fifty seconds and 
although Hammond and Lyon ran wonderfully the fleet cadets could not be headed and we were 
forced to content ourselves with Lyon's third. That made the totals, Army forty-one, Navy thirty- 
one. McGarry and Leggett reclaimed seven of these points a moment later by taking the two first 
places in the Discus throw. McGarry threw the plate a hundred and thirty feet eight and a quarter 
inches to win, and Jark of the Army was third. The Cadets then led, forty-two to thirty-nine. On 
the heels of this good news came the report that Rutledge had won the pole vault, at eleven feet, 
eight inches, from Horton, of the Grey, with Taff and Dulligan tied for third, so that the Army had 
forty-five and a half while Navy possessed forty-four and a half points. Excitement was at the fever 
pitch. 

The low hurdles were set up, and Shapley and Culbert were to represent the Navy with Landon 
and Deslslets to oppose them. At the starting gun all four broke perfectly and passed the stands with 
Shapley leading by a hair. Nearing the finish he spurted and beat Landon by three yards, with Cul- 
bert third by a foot. The time was twenty-six and one-fifth seconds and Navy at last took the lead 
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Word came that Spivey had broken the Army javelin record on his first heave, and it looked as 
though our lead was to be shortlived, but Sullivan and Leggett thought otherwise and Sullivan 
hurled the spear a hundred and seventy-two feet, eleven inches with Leggett second and Spivey 
third. That gave us fifty-eight and a half to forty-nine and a half and we breathed easier. Hewitt, 
of Army, shortened our lead a point when he won the hammer throw, with a record-breaking throw 
of a hundred and forty-nine feet, seven and a quarter inches. Paige was three inches behind him for 
second and Chappell took third. Navy now had sixty-two and a half points to fifty-four and a half 
for the Army. 

The broad jump was in progress, and after several preliminary jumps Leggett reported from the 
now completed javelin throw to join Dawson, the only Navy contestant still in the event. After 
three trials Leggett reached twenty-one feet, eight inches, but the jump was reduced by the track 
made by his trunks, putting the distance covered as twenty-one feet, four inches. At that it looked 
as if Navy had first and second, and the meet, when Robertson; of Army, on his last trial, spanned 
twenty-two feet, eight inches to wrest first place for the Grey. That made the score, Navy sixty-six 
and a half, Army fifty-nine and a half. 

Navy needed one and a half points to clinch the victory with the half mile yet to be run. It was up 
to Tyree, Hammond and Carpenter to deliver. In desperation, Army called on the fleet Calhoun to 
aid Heidner in the event; for if Army could take first and second the victory would be hers. A short 
pause at the line .... they were off; with the diminutive Carpenter leading the procession and 
the rest of the field close behind. Carpenter was going nicely, and setting a killing pace. The quarter 
took fifty-five seconds and as they entered the stretch on the first lap Heidner and Calhoun started 
for the leader. Carpenter and Hammond responded and they fought around the turn and onto the 
back-stretch, where Heidner forged ahead, with Carpenter second, Hammond third, and Calhoun 
fourth. At the far turn Hammond passed Carpenter, with Heidner three yards in front, and so they 
worked into the stretch. The strain was beginning to show on the Cadet and inexorably the Navy 
Captain drew up on him to pass him twenty yards from the finish and breast the tape a winner by 
three yards. Carpenter easily fought off the -weary Calhoun and ran third by a comfortable margin. 
The final score became Navy seventy-two and a half, Army sixty-two and a half. 

It was a thrilling meet, and a glorious finish to a strenuous season, but in concluding we cannot 
fail to laud the Pointers for their wonderful treatment of the visitors. Never was a Navy team treated 
with such kindness, consideration and courtesy. Whatever we may think of our respected rivals, 
the Twelve Hundred Mule Team, otherwise known as the Corps of Cadets, we are compelled to 
toast them as gentleman and scholars, one and all. 

So closed the season of 192.5, and with Graduation Day three days later a number of men departed, 
depriving the Navy of much of the strength that she had in both Track and Field. Captain Hammond, 
who was the mainstay in the quarter mile, cast his mantle on Tobelman, and left to him the unen- 
viable task of beating Heidner. Tyree and Hammond also left the half mile in the hands of June '7.7, 
and Jack '2.7, both of whom are carrying on. In the mile Bailey, who was the sensation of the 192.5 
season, remained at the Naval Academy, and worked intensively throughout the winter. Losses 
in other branches will be keenly felt, but it is certain with the material that is left and with the 
new material from last year's Plebe squad, June 1, 1916 will bring on another Navy victory. 




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THE ARMY-NAVY LACROSSE GAME 

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 

30 May, 1915 

npHE second inter-Academy Lacrosse game was the athletic feature of our June week, and fully 
- 1 - five thousand were present on Lawrence Field to witness the struggle of the representative teams. 
The season's record for both teams was creditable; they had gone through an undefeated season, 
consequently, each fully expected to retain its record. That the struggle would be a bitter one had 
been the forecast, and it was all of that and more. 

In the early afternoon heat of an uncomfortably warm day the battle was waged. At two o'clock 
the Navy team took the field for the last few minutes of preliminary practice. Shortly afterward the 
Army team came out, greeted with many cheers. The final few minutes of practice showed that each 
team was well schooled in every department of the game, and that the ensuing hour would be quite 
interesting and exciting. At two-thirty sharp the battle was begun. Navy took the ball on the face- 
off and was soon invading enemy territory. But Army's defense would not be outwitted and immed- 
iately they had the ball back in midfield. From then on the majority of the plays were in midfield. 
The defense of each team was practically impregnable. The ball was carried back and forth for a 
quarter of an hour without an opening being gained by either side. Then Hull received the ball on a 
pass from Albertson. On a fast play down the field, eluding pursuit, dodging defense, he came within 
scoring radius and made a driving shot at close range. The ball caromed off of two men, including 
the goal keeper and rolled into the net for Navy's first score. Another five minutes of hard fast play 
followed in which Army obtained the advantage of position and the ball. Wilson, on receiving a 
pass within range of the goal made a hard, accurate drive which Gazze was unable to get in front of, 
and thus Army was again on even ground. Navy then two-blocked her speed cones, and began a 
strong offensive which was too much for Army's defense. Captain Billing, leading the attack, carried 
the ball down, wriggled his way past several men, and made a beautiful shot at the goal. The ball 
went straight, hard, and unintercepted past the Army goal keeper into the net for his first point. 
The remaining few minutes of the first half consisted mostly of center field work where Albertson, 
Coleman, and Flippin proved their ability in interception and team work. So the half ended in time 
with the score 2.-1, Navy leading, both teams going strong. 

The second half was a continuation of the play witnessed during the first. Army came back strong 
determined to wear down Navy's defense and overcome the lead. Neither of these high aspirations 






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were ever realized, since the first would not come to pass; hence, the second could not. Likewise, 
Navy's attack was hammering away at the goal and an intense fight was in progress. The net result 
was that Navy was able to garner another point which seemed to put the game on ice. Billing re- 
ceived a pass from Albertson, evaded again the several defenders of the goal, and made a clean, fast 
shot and a goal for his second and Navy's last score. At the expiration of five more minutes play, 
Westphalinger figured in a fast drive into the Navy zone. He tossed to Prudhomme, who made 
good use of his opportunity. The score then stood Navy, 3 ; Army, 2., and remained thus until the 
end. After advancing close to our goal on several occasions Army made unsuccessful attempts at goal 
which kept the Navy followers literally breathless, for one goal would knot the count. But this 
stand came to nothing. The work of Gazze at the goal was exceptional for his alertness and his 
cooperation with the defense was most valuable. 

Throughout the game each team played aggressively- They could well afford to do this as each 
defense was practically impregnable. Taylor, as Captain of the defense, would deftly anticipate 
plays and arrange his defense accordingly. His thorough knowledge of the technic marked his 
generalship in handling his men. A strong defense is a major requisite for a team, but to win, it 











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must have an aggressive attack with ability to score. Navy was not lacking in this department. 
With Captain Billing leading the attack, the Army goal was constantly in danger. He played a 
brilliant game, proving his general knowledge of the game that he had received from Coach Finlay- 
son and his experience that had gained him a position on the All-American team for three seasons. 







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THE ARMY-NAVY BASKETBALL GAME 

WEST POINT, N. Y. 

~l~j February, 192.6 

T)ICTURE one side of the Army gymnasium, with the Corps of Cadets surrounded by an enthus- 
*- iastic and wildly waving group of Khakied men and brightly dressed women; on the other side 
a small but riotous gang of Navy supporters — a few were Ensigns, a dozen Watch Officers, and two 
non-combatant Midshipmen, trying to simulate a cheering section of regimental size; on the court 
five men in grey and five in blue and gold showing the fight and speed that characterizes every inter- 
Service combat, and you have the Army-Navy basketball game. 

Both teams were keyed up to their highest pitch in preparation for the annual contest in the 
anticipation of securing the lead in the series which had thus far resulted in three victories to the 
credit of each academy; and the intensity with which the game was played and the unceasing fight 
which marked every man's game made the forty minutes seem like four to the constantly cheering 
spectators. 1 

The traditional Long Corps yell of the Cadets marked the entry of the Army team. Not to be out- 
done, "Chink" Lee assumed his old job and led a small Navy cheering section in a big Navy 4-N 
as the Navy five came on the range. 

Hamilton saw to it that the ball went to Craig on the tip off. The looked-for score did not come, 
and the ball see-sawed up and down the court. Navy found it impossible to pierce the Army defense, 
and Army got no further toward the Navy goal. Six minutes of this, and Roosma took the ball in 
mid-court and sent West Point preferred up two points with a shot that did little more than move 
the net. Then Graf bore down on Shepard when that gentleman found the ball in his hands, and 
Army got another gratis. Navy called time-out, and came back strong, but the gray-legs seemed to 
have absorbed equal strength, for the blue attempts to pierce their defense ended with the ball in 
Army's possession. Parish, Hamilton, and Roosma indulged in a little sand-lot football for a while, 
with no result other than to cause a great deal of idle mirth and chatter in the stands. Craig was 
hurt, and another time-out was recorded. Six minutes to play and the score 3-0 for Army. Craig 
was only thinking and soon pulled the age-old gag of looking one way and going another, and 
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Jones, and slipped it through for another two. Navy four, Army three, and the Navy section went 
to the roof. Roosma pressed another from somewhere down the floor, and Draper, substituting, 
was fouled by Jones as he went by, and made both goal and free throw. Hamilton, swinging into 
battery, made one a la Roosma, and Graf added one point on Wilson's foul. Flood chalked up a pair 
on a high rebound, and the half ended with the Kaydets leading 10-7. 

Before the sound of the whistle for the second half had died away, Mills had a snowbird to his 
credit, and Roosma had dropped a short one for a change, just to prove his versatility. Jones failed 
on his shot, but tallied one from the tape. Craig missed, and Roosma went back to his old tricks and 
added two more. Between Roosma making them and Wilson breaking them, Army seemed to have 
a corner on the scoring. When the Army ace horse-laughed the blue team and posted another distance 
heave for the basket — which arrived, incidentally — Shapley was sent in to stop him on the line. 
Craig made his initial on the mule, and Navy seemed to be starting her spurt. Parish missed, but 
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make it. Six minutes to play, and the action seemed to die down. Held balls were called outsides, 
and the only thing that passed was time. 

Pleas, prayers, petitions, groans, and shouts brought some action, and Flood made one on a foul. 
The ball rocketed over the court, long and short shots missed, but nary a tally. One final effort and 
the pistol ended the game on that fatal n-ii score. 

To Wilson goes the credit for the breaking up of most of Navy's efforts. He was everywhere, his 
interception and guarding being little short of marvelous. Roosma's work was finished before 
Shapley stopped him, and he must be complimented on his wonderful eye. Hamilton at pivot was a 
whiz, and his floor work and his two baskets were strong factors in the making of the Navy's twelve 
points. The summary: 

Army Navy 

Roosma l. f. Parish 

Mills r. f. Craig 

Flood c. Hamilton 

Shepard l. g. Graf 

Wilson r. g. Jones 

Substitutions: Army — Draper for Mills, Mills for Draper, Draper for Mills, Seeman for Shepard. 
Navy — Hull for Craig, Craig for Hull, Howard for Craig, Signer for Parish, Hull for Hamilton, 
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Standing — Ragsdale, Eskilson, Edwards, Lyman, Sylvester, Rule, Lentz, Albertson; 
Sitting— Rutledge, Duerfeldt, O'Beirne, Stroop, Fradd, Parish, Cooper. 



VARSITY SPORTS 

A LL ready troops ... a four N, one Navy, and Three Big Teams .... let 'em have it. 
-^ ^- Throughout the year does the Regiment of lusty-lunged youths send out their famous battle 
cry to every team that represents the Blue and Gold, from the eleven worthy warriors on the foot- 
ball field to the eight brown-coated oarsmen that lead the way annually in the Poughkeepsie. 

Varsity sports at the Academy have two ultimate aims in view. The first is to make athletes out 
of the men who come here so that they may be the better able to coach the various sports in the 
fleet. The second is to produce teams which will represent the Academy creditably in every sport 
against the best college teams in the East. 

Of the seventeen hundred men comprising the Regiment of Midshipmen, five hundred and forty 
are on the rolls of the eighteen varsity teams representing the Navy throughout the year. Astound- 
ing facts are these, proven by statistics, and even if your roommate or the man next door is not of 
varsity calibre, the chances are very good that his roommate is. 

The Naval Academy for the past few years had made an enviable record in the number of athletic 
contests won out of all that have been participated in. This record has been continued this year 
despite the fact that the Regiment has steadily dwindled in numbers, from twenty-five hundred 
men two years ago to the seventeen hundred which now answer muster at formations. The Regiment 
is proud of its teams, and justly so, for only by constant application has the standard set been closely 
adhered to. 

The one year ruling inaugurated two years ago was a detriment at first, especially in inter-service 
games, but now that we have been accustomed to it, its advantages are apparent. In the first place 







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it puts us on an equal footing as far as eligibility is concerned with every college that we meet. In 
the second it gives the incoming fourth class an opportunity to merge more gradually into the aca- 
demic routine. To the average fourth classman who comes here in the developing stage, this benefit 
to his athletic opportunities can not be over estimated. 

The Naval Academy has labored at one disadvantage for a number of years, and at present the 
chances of overcoming this obstacle are no brighter than they have ever been. Owing to the great 
amount of work 'which we cover in our course here, it is impossible to allow Varsity teams more 
than one game in its schedule which is not played on Academy grounds. This has prevented many of 
our teams from entering the inter-collegiate leagues and thus having a fair opportunity to compete 
for inter-collegiate honors. Particularly is this true in basketball, boxing, wrestling, soccer, and 
lacrosse. Nevertheless, a comparison of scores we have made against teams which are inter-colleg- 
iate champions, give a good indication of the ability of our teams. 




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Back Row — Campbell, Cross, Southwiok, Dodge, Miller, Broadbent, Webster, Aichel, Sullivan, Ewing, Brockmann, Loos, Hamilton, Lucier, 
Williamson, Taylor, Truslow, Littig, Bagdanovich, MeGarry, Hardwick, Duborg, Olsen, Hoerner, Rigby. 

Second Row — Coach Owsley, Bernstein, Paige, Edwards, Banks, Bernet, Flippin, Lentz, Eddy, Shapley, Osborn, Wickhorst, Born, Lieutenant 
Von Heimburg. 

Front Row — Coach Wilson, Ransford, Millican, Condra, Caldwell, Albertson, Coffman, Goudge, Hannegan, Powell, Lieutenant Perry. 

THE FOOTBALL SEASON, 19x5 

' I *HE first murmurings of the 1915 football season became audible in the Spring when Jack Owsley, 
■*- the successor to Bob Folwell as director of Navy's football destinies, paid a visit to Annapolis 
to look over the scene of his coming labors and to meet his charges. There was great interest, in the 
Hall, and in the Yard as well, in the new leader of the Navy Team, and the sincere gentlemanliness 
of Mr. Owsley won everyone to him on the day of his arrival. Nor did that faith wane, for in the 
Fall we read in the Log the following pertinent comment: "It is a regrettable fact that a football 
coach, to keep the support of the collegians whose team he happens to coach, must turn out a 
winning team. The man who pays his good money to see a so-called college sport at least expects a 
victory from the team he happens to favor, and seems to have confidence only in the coach that 
works everything but miracles to induce touchdowns. . . We want Jack Owsley to win, but^the 
Log wants also to go on record as being behind Jack Owsley, whether the Navy wins all the time 
or not, since he typifies for us the protagonist of fighting football, cleanly played." 

The summer came, and went. For the first time in the history of Navy Football the Team did 
not make the Cruise together, but some remained at Annapolis for aviation training while the rest 
went sightseeing (?) via the usual Pig Iron Babies, to the West Coast. On the eighth of August the 
Team went on leave, the Navigators from San Diego, and the Aviators from Annapolis; to report 
at Annapolis on the eighth of September. 

Thirty days at borne; then they reported to Mr. Owsley on the eighth; and the preliminary train- 
ing began. The grind was hard, for the fat of the cruise, and of Leave, had to be transformed into 
hard muscle and sinew for the battles to come. Plays had to be learned, and practiced, and there 
were also voluntary "boning bees" in the more implacable departments as insurance that the Aca- 
demics find them ready, and unsatness might not become an obstacle. 

The end of the month found the E_egiment back in the Hall, and the afternoons found them 
enthusiastically out on the field and getting in the way as of old. Football was the only subject 
worth talking about and the New Coach and the Team the sum and substance of every discussion. 
So it went until opening day saw the Regiment in the Stands to a man, as the Big Blue Team locked 
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Opening day was breathlessly hot, and 

the heavy linemen suffered badly from 

the heat. William and Mary proved to be 

fast and tricky, and showed the effects of a 

summer spent as working material for 

Knute Rockne's summer school. The first 

period was uneventful; the Virginians un- 
leashed a determined attack and for the 

first few minutes prospered well, but late 

in the second period Hamilton intercepted 

a pass byMatsu, the visiting quarterback, 

and aided by some splendid screening inter- 
ference wormed his way to the Virginian 

one yard line. From there Caldwell took 

it over Captain Lentz at guard for the 

first touchdown of the year, and Shapley 

kicked goal. 

Navy scored again in the third quarter, 

when Shapley took one of Matsu's punts 

on the wing and raced seventy-five vards 
for a touchdown. His try for point failed, but the sudden tally seemed to take the fight from the 
visitors and they wilted visibly from then on. The final period saw the Navy unleash an attack on 
their line that was the power behind two touchdowns. The first came after Cain's fumble on the 
thirteen yard line which Williamson recovered, and the second came when Paige and Flippin 
blocked a kick, and Paige recovered on the eleven yard line. Those two brought the score up to 
twenty-five — nothing. 

To quote the Log of the following week: "On the whole the team played consistently and well, 
considering the game as the first of the season. They are slightly weak in breaking up forward passes 
and in kicking goals after touchdown. (They kicked but on two out of four chances)." 

All hands then prepared to revenge the Navy on Marquette, who had beaten us twenty-one to 
nothing in 192.4. The game resulted in a nineteen to nothing victory that was the result of good 
playing, as well as a fortunate wind that smiled on the Navy in the first quarter. The Log, the Friday 
after the game, bombastically observed : ' 'No longer is there a shadow of a doubt that the Navy has a 
real football team. The last tiny traces of the cloud that hovered over the Big Blue Team of last 
year was dispelled Saturday afternoon on Farragut Field when a fighting Navy team played the 





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game as it should be played and'graciously 

allowed Marquette to retire with the 

butt-end of a nineteen to swabo score — . 

Certainly the team that had "no forward 

pass defense" played a veteran game in 

that department, both offensively and 

defensively. Time and time again they 

smothered Marquette's heaves; and led by 

Tommy Hamilton and Shapley passing to 

each other and to Eddie Bernet, they un- 
leashed an aerial attack that went for 

something like eighty per cent." 

The first quarter was spent in a fruitful 

series of exchanged kicks, for the Navy 

had the wind and on every opportunity 

booted the ball with the wind for Mar- 
quette to return. Then as soon as the 

second quarter changed the goals Navy 

got her first touchdown on two slashing 

drives by Flippin and a plunge through the 
line by Banks that put the ball on the six-yard line. Marquette held momentarily, but a well exe- 
cuted delayed pass, Hamilton to Shapley, crossed the line for six points. Soon afterwards Bernet 
recovered a Marquette fumble on Navy's fifteen, and Caldwell, Flippin and Shapley supplied the 
Yardage for a tally. Shapley made the try-for-point. The final touchdown came in the last quarter 
when Bernet again recovered a fumble, this time almost under the goal posts, and Flippin plunged 
over the line in two plays. The work of the line was brilliant. Bernet was an individual star, and the 
backfield showed more power on defense and attack than the week before, or in practices, so that 
the Regiment was hopeful to beat Princeton. 

A week passed and the troops journeyed to Baltimore to meet the Tigers. The game was an epic, 
a football epic, the Navy team was at the height of its form and the future winners of the Big Three 
were finding themselves after a series of mediocre performances. The Navy played the better, the 
Tigers were pretty lucky, but the game was a thrilling one worth going miles to see. Said the Log: 
"After sixty thrill-packed, breath-taking minutes of combat on the huge horseshoe that is Balti- 
more Stadium, the Naval Academy and Princeton ended their fifteenth battle in a ten to ten dead- 
lock. From start to finish, the two teams see-sawed back and forth the length of the field, with 
victory for either side hanging by a thread, but Fate ruled that, in spite of Ewing's drop kick, of 
Shapley's scintillating performances, of Hamilton's boot for three points, of Dan Caulkins' quick- 



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ness in seizing one of the fluke breaks of the game, the balance should remain undisturbed at the 
final whistle." 

The following week Navy toyed with Washington College, as a rest before the trip to Michigan. 
The game was played in a downpour, and the order of the day was to "take the ball and slide." 
The final score was thirty-seven to nothing. Washington College did not get a first down; the Navy 
made three touchdowns in ten minutes and then loafed. After the departure of the first team the 
Youngsters and others displayed their wares before the rain-soaked Regiment. Hannegan, Ransford, 
Millican, and Caldwell flourished in the backfield, and any number of linemen did their stuff. 

Then followed the Michigan trip. The team left Annapolis on Thursday, and arrived in Detroit 
on Friday, where they were quartered at the Book-Cadillac. Saturday morning they went on over 
to Ann Arbor by motorbus. Friday saw an influx of Old Grads, Officers from Great Lakes, and Bil- 
gers as far back as '01. It was Navy's first invasion of the Middle West and the stands on Ferry Field 
were filled to overflowing. All eyes were focused on the Big Blue Team as Lentz led them onto the 



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Top Roj« — Sears, Powell, Dortch, Turner, Willis, Scrymgeour, Clendening, Hunter, MargrafT, Woelfel, Fuller. 

Third Row — Ensign Sanborn, Loos, Zondorak, Murphy, Coleman, Stillman, Pratt, Horney, Neuhaus, Pederson, Gleim, Pirie, Aamold. 

Second Row — Coach Dougherty, Butler, Howell, Haines, Vreeland, Dow, Warren, Miller, Rounds, Loeser, Cecil, Ortland. 

Bottom Row — Lynch, Nieman, O'Neill, Schwab, Burchett, Hubert-Jones, Wright, Organ, Johnson, Black. 

field, and a roar like a cataract greeted them when they appeared. It was a sincere ovation; never was 
a team given a more hearty welcome. Navy warmed up, Coach Owsley gave the boys his parting 
counsel and the game began. 

Michigan kicked to Shapley, who returned the ball fifteen yards before being downed. Navy 
punted and the ball fell dead in mid-field. The attempts at the Navy line were fruitless; and then 
followed the football exhibition of the generation. 

With the calmness of one utterly alone, Friedman, the Michigan quarterback, protected by two 
guards drawn out of the line for that purpose, fell back ten or twelve yards and shot a long pass to 
Gregory, which put the ball on Navy's nineteen-yard line. From there Molenda broke through the 
left side of the line for the first touchdown. Then followed the carnage of the afternoon. Time after 
time the same system resulted in tallies, as the passes were artfully interspersed with trick plays. 
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far behind the times — the Middle Western times — to figure in the outcome. 

The effect on the Regiment was peculiar. At first they were stunned but by the time the team was 
ready to come back the Regiment had rallied and were with the eleven to a man. All eyes were 
focussed on the coming games with Bucknell and Army to redeem the prestige that had been so 
badly shattered at Ann Arbor. The week before the Navy met Bucknell the Green Terriors of West- 
ern Maryland College paid a visit to Annapolis and were defeated in a listless game by a score of 
twenty-seven to nothing. The game was played in the usual downpour that featured the entire 
season, and saw several new faces in the Navy lineup. 

The Saturday that followed saw Bucknell, without whom no Navy football season would be a 
success, in attendance, and saw also the most thrilling game of the home season. To again quote the 
ubitquitous Naval Academy Log we observe: "Running his team well under wraps, Coach Owsley 
handed Bucknell a thirteen to seven lacing in a howling gale last Saturday. In fact so heavily did 
the breezes blow that the team without the wind was doomed before hostilities began to play a 
defensive game and with the whooping Northwester howling down from the Chapel dome and 





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points north, a twenty-five yard punt against the wind was a novelty. The outstanding star of the 
contest was one Tommy Hamilton, of Columbus, Ohio, who is not a butter-and-egg man from the 
West but rather a typical example of what brains will do for one, for his handling of the gladiators 
was so crafty as to be hardly short of a wow. Another celebrity of the fracas was 'Red' Hutchins, 
who blocked the kick responsible for the winning touchdown, as Tom Eddy fell on the ball." 

Navy got the wind, and Bucknell the ball, but a Bison offside gave Navy both, and Hamilton 
punted to Bucknell 's ten on the first play. Goodwin and Blaisdell attacked the Navy line with no 
success, so that Goodwin had to punt from his own ten. A sudden squall killed the punt and the ball 
moved by ten yards up toward the Navy goal. Shapley took the ball around the right side of the 
line for fifteen yards and first down. From thence Caldwell carried it across for six points, which 
Shapley failed to increase on the try-for-point. The score was Navy six, Bucknell nothing, and the 
Regiment was highly elated. The second quarter saw the field reversed, and Navy spent a horrible 
fifteen minutes with their backs to the wall, but succeeded in staying the Bison attack. A drop kick 
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During the intermission Coach Moran of Bucknell evidently expostulated at length with his 
charges for they returned to the game a very changed eleven. A few minutes after the second half 
started a Mr. McLeary of Bucknell entered the fray, whose sole aim in life seemed to emulate the 
greased lightning that we have read about. In a series of beautiful runs he carried the ball some fifty 
yards into the Navy's territory, and then received a pass from McCormick which he promptly 
converted into six points via his swift feet. That tied the score, and a moment later McCormick 
placed the Bisons a point ahead by way of the try-for-point, which he made. The quarter ended. 
Ransford and Millican entered the argument, and advanced the ball into Bucknell territory, where 
the Bisons held staunchly. Then Hutchins tore through the visiting forwards and blocked Goodwin's 
punt, which Eddy made ours by falling on the ball. Two line plunges, and then a pass Hamilton 
to Shapley, and the latter crossed the line, and had only time to kick his try-for-point to make the 
score thirteen to seven, when the whistle blew, and ended the season for all save the Army game. 





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first Sou; — Coach Bender, Condra, Dyer, Leslie, Griffin, Fenno, Haerlin, O'Neil, Ward, Myers, Coach Pino. 

Second Row — Ponvert, Karpe, Ellis, Sullivan, Jarrell, Dixon, Long, Floyd. 

Third Row — Blanchard, Lawrence, Caldwell, Neuhauser, Brian, Hamilton, Tuggle, Sipe, Hart. 

Back Row — Graf, Beasley. 

THE BASEBALL SEASON, 19x5 

"XT 7HEN Chief Bender returned in February to take his proteges in hand, the prospects for a 

* " successful season were not unfavorable. His supply of veterans was sadly depleted, but there 
was wealth of promising material. By the time the opening game rolled around, Chief found his 
outfield consisted of Captain Fenno, Ward and Leslie. In the infield he boasted Cooper at short, 
Schwab third, Sullivan second, and Griffin and Ellis at first. Behind the bat there were Hamilton 
and Haerlin, while our slab artists were Dyer, Jarrell, Myers and Graf. 

On April 1st Navy opened the 19x5 baseball season with Captain Cooke doing the honors by 
heaving a rebounding, deceptive, floating spheroid to the backstop. Richmond was our first oppo- 
nent and they defeated us 8-5 in a well contested game. 

The second game ended in defeat, as did the first, Vermont taking the long end of a 11-7 score. 
Ward started things off in a lively fashion with a hit to left field which netted him three bases. 
He followed this up with the first run, scoring on Leslie's long fly to center. Vermont amassed a 
couple in both the third and fourth, and Navy followed with three in the fourth to even the count. 
Karpe went in for Jarrell, and when the bases were full Cay wood clouted the apple to the far side of 
Lawrence Field. When it stopped, four runs had been checked up for Vermont. The visitors main- 
tained their lead and after the smoke of battle had cleared, they were still in front 12.-7. 

The third time is always a charm, and victory came at last to Navy's tossers, for they had hit 
their stride. Carnegie Tech was demolished in a slugfest which resulted in a 11-7 count. Ward led 
off with a triple and the act was repeated by Leslie who followed, both scoring from their hits. 
In the third the Scots made things look bad, but in the next session Mike Fenno and Company made 
the diamond into a track and proceeded to hold a little meet all of their own. Seven men crossed 
the plate on as many hits before the onslaught could be checked. Tech failed to do any further scor- 
ing, while Navy gained two more. At the end of the seventh, the game was called on account of 
darkness with Carnegie Tech 7 and Navy 12.. 

Then came Easter leave and a southern trip. Rain ruined what might have been a fine game with 
North Carolina University at Chapel Hill. Both teams were deadlocked, 1-1, after three innings 
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in a game featured by tight fielding and 

good pitching, "Unco" Myers being our 

slab artist. And thus ended our trip — 

one victory and one "no decision" which 

may indeed be called creditable. 

Bucknell came well armed on April 15th 

and conquered 9-8, Murphy's pitching 

being the deciding factor in this event. 

For the first six innings Bucknell had 

things very much her own way and it 

looked like a shutout, but in the home 

half of that stanza things became alive. 

Leslie reached first on an error and Cooper 

laced one for a single. Griffin advanced 

them with a sacrifice and Schwab made 

first on an error, and the bases were filled. 

Haerlin stepped to the plate and at that 

critical moment became the hero of the 

hour by crashing a home run. He followed 

this up by collecting two singles in the 
event. The affair was ended favoring Bucknell's nine with the totals as 9 and 8 when game was called 
the first of the ninth on account of rain. 

With the sixth game of the season passed, our defeats overbalanced the victories, but our spirit 
was not dampened. Next came Boston College, who came out on the better end of a 4-3 score. It 
was a wonderful game to watch for it was ably played and well contested. Boston started her fire- 
works in the second frame and succeeded in obtaining three earned runs. In the third we retaliated 
when Jarrell and Leslie got hits. Then an error on Fenno's slow drive and Jarrell came in. Condra 
placed a pretty hit which scored both Leslie and Fenno. The tally was even, but Navy was unable 
to score again while Boston collected another in the fifth which ended the scoring for the remainder 
of the game. 

This game was followed by a contest with the Harvard club, in which we were able, by means of 
bunched hits in the seventh and ninth frames, to emerge victoriously, 4-2.. The real catastrophe of the 
fracas was Harvard's four-base swat in the seventh with a man on base. For Navy the action began 
when Fenno walked and then made third on Haerlin's single. Myers bingled and brought Mike 
through the final stage of the circuit. Further gains were withheld until the last inning. Harvard 
picked a two bagger and brought in Hammond. Then our last crack came when Hamilton singled 





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to left, advanced to third on the next play, 

and came in for the final count on Ward's 

long fly to Bennett. 

Exciting moments held sway during the 

primary engagements with West Virginia 

University on April Z5th. Four runs went 

off in quick succession. Ward led off with 

a three bagger, Leslie walked, and Fenno 

followed with a single which brought 

Ward in, Cooper up and cracked one for a 

double, scoring Fenno and Leslie, and 

then came in when O'Neill got two bases 

from a long drive to left field. To these 

four scores was added one in the second, 

which, unfortunately, was the last. West 

Virginia obtained her first in the third 

inning, one in the sixth, and then pro- 
ceeded to amass three in the seventh, the 

critical inning of the nine. To climax the 

contest, the Mountaineers, with an error, 
a hit batsman, and a hit, scored two runs and cinched the victory 5-7. Throughout, the contest was 
loose, and we were the loser, the Chief remarking after the game that baseballs should be made of 
iron so our infielders couldn't heave them so far. 

With the new month came new spirit and the will to conquer and we started nobly by defeating 
the much favored Georgetown diamondeers 10-2.. Dyer pitched the best game of his career and Mike 
Fenno entered the Hall of Fame by smashing out a double and a home run with the bags loaded all 
in the same inning. And so — ladies and gentlemen, the batteries for that day's game were : for George- 
town, McCarty and Sukeforth; for Navy: Dyer and Haerlin. The gang commenced action immed- 
iately, with Ward walking to first. He stole second and went to third on Sukeforth's error. Fenno 
hit to left, and Ward dashed in. Mike took a base and rambled in when Ellis smashed one. Next, the 
Hilltoppers put a couple on, but Dyer, with his strikeouts, shattered their hopes for this time, and 
things were calm until the fifth when they managed to make one round. This was followed by the 
mighty sixth. In the first half, Ward ran up and caught a fly; Mike ran back and did the same, 
while Jack Cooper tossed the third out on a pretty play from behind short. Then the hitting. Fenno 
picked off a two-bagger. Cooper slammed one to left as the next step, and Mike dashed home. Ellis 
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in and none down. But Mike was not content with 
the two-base hit he had walloped, so at his second 
crack in the same inning, landed a marvelous homer. 
The net result of the inning was eight runs, all of 
which furnished sufficient excitement for one time. 
The final flurry came when Georgetown retaliated 
with a single score when Dyer hit Gellesky and Al- 
bert doubled to right and scored him. 

The strong Virginia nine was conquered the follow- 
ing Wednesday, 11-5, and, it seemed we had certainly 
struck our stride when the first nine men to the plate 
reached first base safely and then scored. 

Catholic University on May 9th upset the dope 
recently established. She came down with a team 
that was alive baseballically speaking, and ran off 
with our horsehide to the tune of 7-4. They deserved 
the victory. But, undismayed by recent reversals, the 
gang blew through with a spectacular ninth inning 
crash with University of Delaware. Entering the last 
inning with the score in favor of our opponents, 
Navy managed to garner two runs on two hits and 
several errors. Then with two out, the bases jammed, and one run behind, Haerlin, a pinch hitter, 
socked a double to left center to score the tying and winning runs. 

Three days later Washington and Lee crossed bats with us. Lindberg, now a Giant recruit, held 
us in subjection for nine innings, the Generals winning the game 4-3. The advance of the visitors 
was checked in the first inning, after they had obtained a couple of cracks and one run, by a neat 
double play, Cooper to Condra to Ellis. Then Navy's bat, and Mike just naturally had to have his 
usual homer — so he got it. The next three innings passed quietly, marked only by the pitching duel 
between Dyer and Lindberg. The sixth was Dyer's one bad inning. He walked the first man up, 
then eliminated two. With two out and one man on base, Dyer allowed a second to get on via the 
hit route, and walked two more, forcing a run. In the last, Washington and Lee gathered their 
winning run, and thus it ended 4-3 . 

With but two weeks remaining before the Army game, the Chief decided that things weren't " 
going so well in our win column and made some changes in the line-up. Condra went to the outfield, 
O'Neill to second, Hamilton became a fixture at first, and Haerlin went behind the bat permanently. 
The. rejuvenated team seemed to be the right combination, for five straight victories followed. 
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The visitors started by picking off a couple of runs 
in the first, to which they added another in the fourth. 
But the last frame saw a fighting team come up from 
behind. Jarrell, in the first half, again showed his 
stuff and down they went, one, two, and three. Then 
O'Neill started things right and soaked a single to 
center. Lawrence hit, Condra hit, and Ward bunted 
safely, and again the bags were loaded. Mike sacri- 
ficed, Condra scoring. Jock came along with a mean 
bounder to short, who threw wild to first. But Sulli- 
van, running for Lawrence, dashed in and all was 
over. 

May 13rd brought Villa Nova. They had but re- 
cently defeated Holy Cross, the peers of college base- 
ball, 5-0, and it needs be said that we were apprehen- 
sive. However, the Army scouts got an eyeful that 
day. Villa Nova hits were few and far between. The 
infield acquitted itself nobly, the outfield starred, 
and our boys lambasted the pill for a 10-1 victory. 
Jarrell pitched his best game, allowing but four 
bingles. Leslie set off the initial fireworks by sending 
a rocket to center and gathering a single. Cooper ignited the fuse to the second set with a homer 
as a result of the effect. Three more points were checked up to our credit side the second inning. 
Hamilton singled and this action was followed by Haerlin who pasted the horsehide for an unin- 
terrupted circuit of the bags — the second home run of the game. For the rest of the game the scoring 
was desultory, the final count being 10-1. 

In the final contest before the Army tumult, Swarthmore was downed 3-1 in a beautiful game in 
which fine form was displayed throughout. For the Navy, the shining lights were Dyer, who pitched 
magnificently, and Fenno, who clouted the ball lustily. 

Following the Swarthmore game, we went to the Point and made it three straight Navy victories 
for June Week by polishing Army off to the sweet melody of 13-7. The victory ended a season that 
could not be called unsuccessful, for, though we lost as many games as we won, our wins were 
mostly over recognized good teams, Army, Duke, Georgetown, Virginia, Villa Nova, and Gettys- 
burg. For next year our prospects are decidedly brighter. We shall have practically a veteran team. 
Fenno, Dyer, and Griffin leave us through graduation, but we have our old coach, Chief Bender 
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Captain Fenno nobly and consistently piloted his charges through the season which culminated 
in a bright and successful finish. He was the "swat king" of the club and ever ready was he to be 
counted upon to crash through with the old fight and a bingle or two whenever such might be 
needed. A fielder of perfect precision and smooth action, he never missed anything that came near 
center field. In fact the fate of any fly ball which assumed a course in that direction was determined 
long before it reached Mike's glove, for it was as sure to be picked off as if a basket were awaiting 
its arrival. To Cooper, Fenno cast his billet at the helm of Navy's valiant diamond crew, and went 
on with a record to be envied. 

Jock Cooper has been the sure-fire short-stop of two record seasons. Always on his toes and with 
a keen eye on the apple, he has performed with a sure peg and precise skill in accounting for the 
outs of opposing forces. He's right there with a mean swing on the old stick and never fails to clout 
some scorchers flying through the atmospheric regions for a count of several bags. 

Supporting Jock are the old stand by veterans, from whom the unparalleled outfield and second 
million dollar infield are drawn. Great things are expected from Millican and Zabilsky, two re- 
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First flow— King, Chillingworth, Eddy, W. C, Eddy, D. T., Sehieke, Sylvester, Watson, Bell, Seabring. 
Second Row — Hurt, Straub, Pederson, Brewer, Olsen, Whelan, Hoerner, Gleim, Sugnet. 
Third Row — Stukey, Lee, Duborg, Freeman, Zuber, McCorkle, Elliott, Compton, Hinds. 
Fourth Row — Cavenagh, Haley, Briner, Rigby, Creasor, Woelfel, Lindell, May, Densford. 
Fifth Row — Harrell, Jones, Potter, Campbell, Day, Searles. 

Standing — Coach Glendon, Colonel Deouw, Lieutenant Commander Greenman, Ludwig, Snyder, Ball, Cantler, Sears 
. Broadbent, Haines, Norgaard, Morris, Quilter, Carlson, Ford, Bagdanovich, Koepel. 



THE CREW SEASON, 1915 

TOSING Captain Shanklin and Gwinn from the crew which was beaten only by the Yale 
-^ J Olympic eight and the Navy Officers, the Navy started out the 19x5 season with ten men who 
had rowed in previous collegiate contests. The crew had a better prospect than it had had in any 
year since 1911, and the schedule was so comprehensive that they were to meet every collegiate crew 
in the country except Yale and California. Thus the conditions were such that the true worth of the 
crew would be determined by the end of the season. 

By tradition, the season started for the Plebes right after the Army Game, and they stayed in the 

machines until Christmas. Soon they began 

to get their workouts in the barge in the 

old pool, and were having their difficulties 

in struggling with the stationary boat, 

and the perforated oars. 

On the first of February, the Varsity 

candidates turned out in force. Most of the 

more eligible men had not only stayed over 

for the Olympic tryouts of the preceding 

year, but had also been out during the Fall 

practices, and consequently, the workouts 

started in full force. Rich was able to boat 

his crew with practically the same men 

who had rowed there during the preceding 

season, thus aiding their quick develop- 
ment immensely. Practice started on the 

machines, but the men were soon shifted 

to the barge, and by the middle of Febru- 
ary were ready for the work on the river. 
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showed that they could easily distance the Seconds and the Plebes. The grind started with Henley's 
or two miles, every night, and the inevitable Round Bay excursion on Saturday afternoon. The 
water was rough all through March, but few were the nights when the shells were not headed up 
river after drill. The Navy always was able to distance the others by a good amount of open water, 
and the Seconds and Plebes were alternately coming over the line next. The crew stayed over during 
Easter Leave, and had the benefit of several long rows, which served to get the men used to rowing 
with each other, and by the time of the M.I.T. race, all the crews except the Seconds were in fine 
shape. 

On the i5th of April, the M.I.T. crews opened the season for us. They brought down two crews 
composed of light but plucky oarsmen. The first race was a three-cornered one between the M.I.T. 
Juniors, our Seconds, and the Plebes. After a false start, all three got away from the mark with the 
Plebes slightly in the lead. The race was neck and neck for the first quarter-mile, but then our two 
crews hit it up slightly and drew away. At the Red House, rather a point corresponding to the real 
Red House up the river, the Plebes began to put out a few more ergs, and forged ahead slightly. 
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managing to cross the line about a quarter of a length before their rivals in the time of seven minutes 
and five seconds. The Plebes were two seconds slower, and M.I.T. finished about four lengths behind 
the leaders. The Varsity race was faster, but less exciting. M.I.T. led for the start, but soon lost 
their advantage as the stroke went up. The Navy staged a fine sprint over the last half-mile and led 
by about three lengths, finishing in 6:43. 

On the next Saturday, the Navy, Seconds, and Plebes journeyed to Princeton to seek revenge 
for the football defeat in the Fall. With a magnificent gallery composed of Princetonians and their 
drags, the Seconds led off. Princeton looked good at the start, but appeared to lack stamina, for 
they could not keep up with the spurting Navy eight which led them over the line by four lengths. 
With this victory, the other Navy crews knew that they were going to win. The Plebes followed 
the Seconds' lead, and handily won from their Freshman opponents. The Navy was prepared for 
a hard race, and got away quickly at the start. The stroke was soon lowered and still the Princeton 
crew dropped behind. Tink Bell lowered his stroke to a 31, and all the crew concentrated on form, 
rowing a long steady stroke which seemed to be twice as slow as Princeton's choppy 36. Even with 
the low stroke, the Navy was four lengths ahead with a half-mile to go. Then to strut their stuff, 




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they raised the beat to a 40 and then to 4Z and finished six lengths ahead amid the triumphal screech 
of Shanklin's sub-chaser. 

Pennsylvania sent down her lightweights and third Varsity crews to meet our Third and Fourth 
Navy crews on May 16th. They handed us a jolt by winning both the races. The weather was 
terrible, the water being nearly too rough to row on. 

During the three weeks after the Princeton race, Rich and Dick, who had come down to look us 
over, had been trying to get a little more speed on the crew. The final result was that Tom Eddy 
was shifted to stroke, and Bell went to number four. This shift occurred on the Tuesday before the 
Harvard-Syracuse race, and everyone was worried over its outcome. The water was as flat as the 
top of a billiard table on the afternoon of the race, and the slight wind was down the river. The 
Plebes led off the afternoon by beating the Syracuse Freshmen in a Henley. The race was very thrill- 
ing, neither crew ever having a length on the other. Syracuse evened the score by leading our Sec- 
onds all down the course, finishing with two and one-half lengths to spare in the time of 6:55. In 
the Varsity race Harvard led after the start, with Navy second, and Syracuse last. Our crew main- 
tained a steady 34 throughout the middle distance, letting Harvard, rowing a 36 stay ahead about a 




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length. At the mile mark up went the Navy stroke to a 36 and they pulled into the lead. Harvard 
could not keep up the pace that she had set in the first part of the race and had to be content with 
second place, two and one-fourth lengths behind the leader, and Syracuse finished three lengths 
behind them. The time was very good, 9:2.6 4-5, beating the record for the course, established in 
1906, by three and one-fifth seconds. 

The Navy, Seconds and Plebes left on the following Thursday for Philadelphia in order to get 
in a couple of practices on the Schuylkill before the Henley. The Plebe race was the first one in which 
Navy had an entry. All three of the entrants were at even terms down the course, but at the finish 
both Syracuse and Penn youngsters managed to nose out the light Navy boat. In the Junior Varsity 
event, Navy was snowed under, Syracuse, Penn, and Harvard being ahead of them and Princeton 
trailing in the rear. The Varsity race had only two entrants, Penn and Navy, but at the last moment 
the Union Boat Club came in. All the crews got a good start and Penn and Navy stayed together 
until the bridge. There the Red and Blue lost their pep, and our crew went ahead with little 
effort. At the beginning of Peter's Island Eddy lifted the stroke a little, and Navy drew away 
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with a determination to win the race on 

the Hudson. The houseboat, "Everglades," 

was lent to the crew by Colonel Thompson, 

and thus they had better quarters at 

Poughkeepsie than did any of the other 

competing crews. The practice there was 

relieved by a couple of trips up and down 

the Hudson. The river was always rough 

at practice time and only one respectable 

time trial was made, and that in 19:05. 

As this was below any of the other times 

shown on the river, Navy supporters felt 

confident of their crew. On the day of the 

race the water smoothed over, and every- 
one was expecting several brilliant races. 

The Navy and Washington crews occupy- 
ing the same boat house, watched the 

junior crews go past, and then set off for 

the start. The crews lined up with Penn- 
sylvania next to the bank, and then Cornell, Navy, Columbia, Washington, Syracuse, and Wiscon- 
sin in order. No crew had any advantage from the start. On the first start, Watson in the Navy 
crew jumped his slide and a second start was necessary. On this one, Navy got the lead immediately, 
with Washington and Penn following closely. Penn then took the lead and maintained it for a quar- 
ter of a mile. Soon, however, both Washington and Navy passed them and then the battle royal 
began. The two crews never varied a third of a length from each other, with the Navy stroke be- 
tween 34 and 36, and that of the Westerners between 31 and 34 throughout the whole of the middle 
distance. With a mile and a half to go, the Navy stroke went up, and their bow went out in front. 
Under the bridge, they were a quarter of a length to the good, and with the stroke still going up 
there was a little open water between the two shells. Then Ulbrickson shot up the Washington beat, 
and the gap closed gradually, but the Navy met the challenge, and with each stroke at its highest, 
Navy came across first with a length to spare, making the time of 19:2.4 4-5. 

The race was one of the hardest ever rowed on the Hudson and one of the most exciting for both 
spectator and oarsmen. Four men, Captain Schieke, Bell, King, and Chillingsworth, had rowed their 
last race, and had finished their rowing career in a burst of glory. Captain-Elect Sylvester, Watson, 
W. C. Eddy, D. T. Eddy, and Coxswain Seabring were left to form the nucleus of another Navy 
crew which we hope will follow in the footsteps of the 1915 Varsity and close their season with 
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Gallery. 
Second Row — Hetter, Richardson, Benjamin, Vreeland, Boyer, Kern, Bernet, Madsen, Paige, Tallman, Dawson, Clendening, Jack, Thomas. 
Third Row — Coach Mang, Howard, Legett, Dunlap, Johnson, Summers, Hammond, Shapley, Warren, Tobleman, Dimon, Lyons, Culbert, Lt. Short. 
Front Row — McKechnie, Knickerbocker, Rutledge, Heald, Massie, Tyree, S. W. Carpenter, June, Rowley, Card, TafT, Holmberg. 



THE TRACK SEASON, 19x5 

SPRING had arrived and the minds of some fifty midshipmen had turned to the call of the cinder 
path. The embryo Paddocks, Nurmis, Osbornes and Joie Rays were out in flock to open the 
season of 1,915 . They had in front of them a very hard season but one from which they could get all 
kinds of experience and thereby polish themselves up into top-notch form to defeat the Greylegs. 
These knights of the cinder path had even more stellar hearts than that of the famous Greek Pheidip- 
pides who once displayed his wares on the Plains of Marathon; they needed only the tedious practice 
which makes perfect. 

Led by Captain "Bruno" Hammond, whose spectacular finishes in the half and quarter show just 
how a fighting Navy heart can come to the fore, the Blue and Gold Tracksters settled down to an 
extensive spring training. Our season is 

not to be looked upon as one of mediocre 

success as it must be remembered that 

Navy is represented in every spring sport 

that there is, from rifle to crew. Thus track 

has a tremendous task to gain man-power 

against such rival sports as crew, lacrosse 

and baseball. 

The season opened with Syracuse and 

her prize Olympic pet, "Chet" Bowman 

who hovers on or about the world's record 

in both the 100 and the 2.Z0. Navy did se- 
cure her share in the first places but lacked 

second and third men which proved dis- 
astrous as Syracuse won the meet 75 to 60. 

Shapley and "Willie" Culbert proved 

themselves kings of the hurdles for the day 

in two brilliant performances. Thomas, 

Navy's endurance hound, ran the prettiest 

race of the afternoon. After following on 

the heels of Titus, Syracuse's best, for 

seven laps, Red decided to use his head as 

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pectedly that Titus could not catch him at the finish. Thus the two-mile event went to Navy. We 
also won three field events with a clean-up in the javelin, the only one for either team in the day's 
work. 

After Easter Leave, the boys returned and in a triangular meet with Pittsburgh and West Virginia 
they romped away with most everything. Shapley and "Willie" Culbert repeated the previous 
performance by taking first in their respective hurdle races. In the mile, cool and confident Tyree, 
Navy's best, allowed the boys from the "Smoky City" and the "Coal Mines" to argue for first 
place till a few yards from the finish when he showed them how it should be done. "Bruno" Ham- 
mond won his quarter in his usual manner followed closely by "Doc" Lyons, also Navy. Kern 
took the ioo in camp by defeating the famed D'Anito of West Virginia. In the field events McGarry 
won his second javelin heave of the season while Hetter and Bernet were showing their Kangaroo 
abilities in A number i form in the broad and high jumps respectively. 

Triangular meets seem to agree with Navy, for once again did Captain Bruno's Lads of the Dusty 
Path crash through with a well-earned victory. This time it was North Carolina and Maryland 
who tasted defeat in respective order. The field men were the ultimate cause for our victory in this 
meet although the track men captured both sprints and the two mile. Kern and Summers won 
the ioo and 2.2.0 respectively while "Red" Thomas gave a beautiful demonstration of how the two 
mile should be run. He led Purser of North Carolina for the whole length and then "killed" him 




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in a mighty sprint at the finish. McGarry heaved his trusty pole for a third straight win. Little 
"Bill" Rutledge, using his pole to climb with, floated over the bar at eleven feet six inches. In 
this meet Paige broke the season's first Academy record by hurling the hammer 151 feet, thereby 
winning the coveted Block "N." George Hirst won the broad jump and Legget heaved the discus 
for a victory. 

The Blue and Gold next traversed the Quaker State and ascended into the altitudes of Western 
Pennsylvania to meet the Nittany Lions, and their bite was ferocious. All the events were hotly 
contested and not one was a walk away for the winner. Moore of Penn State and of intercollegiate 
fame was supreme in the hurdles. Torrence of State also won two firsts in the 100 and the 440; in the 
latter he established a new field record. Tyree was the outstanding Navy Star; after running a 4:31 
mile he came back and captured the half mile in the fast time of 1 minute and 59 seconds. It was 
Tyree's first attempt at the half and he did nobly. In the field we were outclassed, the Lions winning 
four of the events. Paige, McGarry, and Rutledge once more repeated their performances in commend- 
able manner. Warren, our own shot-putter, showed increasing ability in his art and won a first for 
Navy in that department. 

Georgetown was our next unfortunate bump and from them we suffered another defeat. George- 
town brought down her bevy of speedy track stars who are ever hanging up records in the inter- 
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whirlwind success on the track; Navy 

registered only in the second and third 

places. In the field events, however, we 

showed that we did have strength. Paige 

again won the hammer throw making it 

his third straight for the season. Our high 

jumpers cleaned up in a triple tie, namely: 

Bernet, Foley and Dunlap. "Bill" Rutledge 

won the pole vault as a surprise to all as 

he was up against the invincible Norton, 

who, however, was injured during the 

meet. 

The season as seen from above was not 

exactly a howling success but neither was 

it a disappointment, for after all we accom- 
plished our one big aim and did "Beat de 

Army." To the honor role we may well 

add such names as: McGarry, for his five 

first places, Paige, for his broken record, 

Rutledge, for his hard work and good re- 
sults, "Willie" Culbert, "Red" Thomas, 

Alan Shapley, Tyree, Kern, Summers, and 

"Doc" Lyons. Captain "Bruno" Ham- 
mond tops the list with his constant 
encouragement, spirited work, and his last beautiful display which closed the Navy season. 

It must now be remembered that the results of the Navy Track team were mainly due to the labor- 
ious and whole-hearted interest of Coach Mang, Lieutenant Commander Short and Lieutenant J. R. 
Allen. Coach Mang worked consistently and constantly with the tracksters and put into his work 
that conscientious effort and endeavor that spurred his proteges on with the desire to be worthy 
of his teachings. His familiar New York tongue was the pass-word among those of the track-squad; 
and even though they hated the "clock," its effect through his use of it bore fruit. His ability to 
study a man and bring the most out of him was marvelous. Often Mr. Mang made changes which 
appeared funny to observers, but these little tricks of his always brought wins for the Navy. His 
material has not always been plentiful, but what he has had has always been moulded into a ' 'snappy' ' 
aggregation. Let us add Mr. Mang to the Honor Roll. Lieut. Allen, was coached the weight men, 
has been transferred to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and his loss in this department will be keenly 
felt this coming spring. Ensign Hudson, Captain of the '2.3 Track Team, will return as assistant 
coach however, and prospects for the coming season are anything but gloomy. 





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Seated — Lt. Commander Underwood, Hamilton, Graf, Parish, Jones, Craig, Lt. (j. g.) Derringer. 



THE BASKETBALL SEASON, 19x6 

"VTEVER had a Navy team a better record to live up to than the high standard set in basketball 
- 1 - ^ during the 1914-19x5 season. This year found a schedule of a tough nature and the season was 
successful in that we won from good teams, but our friends up the Hudson kept us from hitting the 
pinnacle of success by defeating us in the final contest of the season. The one trip away, outside of 
the Army game, was one that goes down on record and was really the indication of the team we had. 
In defeating Columbia, who afterwards won the Intercollegiate title, the team got off in the fine style 
which has made Navy one of the foremost contenders in basketball circles during the past few years. 

Navy had material in abundance that 
has not been equalled in past years, and 
with Lt. Com'd'r. Underwood as coach, 
and with the able assistance of Lts. Der- 
ringer and Von Heimberg, practice was 
started. With Parish and Craig, veterans 
of four years in the forward positions, and 
with Jones and Graf in the guard positions, 
all indications pointed to a winning com- 
bination. The question to be solved was 
the pivot position at which Johnson, Ham- 
ilton, and Hull proved the best bets. How- 
ard and Schuber were picked up from last 
year's Plebe squad. Practice progressed 
rapidly, the football men still being out 
of the fray, and the Columbia game soon 
came. 

In New York City the opening game 
began and it was the prettiest exhibition of 
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shown for a long time. The all-veteran Columbia team played fast and hard but pre-season shooting 
kept the score down in our favor at the end of the first half, thirteen to twelve. At the start of the 
second Columbia rallied and Navy dragged almost hopelessly until there were but 48 seconds to 
play and Navy was six points abaft the New York five. The almost impossible feat of scoring 7 
points in 48 seconds was accomplished, making Navy one in the lead in the series with Columbia. 

The next game proved easier. Western Maryland showed good fight but was no match for a team 
that had left Columbia by the wayside. The game ended with a 39 point lead, Craig running wild 
with 2.2. points to his credit. 

Play had progressed far more smoothlv than it was wont and over-confidence and examinations 
achieved their deadly hold when the Maryland troopers invaded the Armory. Navy shots came close, 
but not close enough. Craig and Parish could not keep up the count that Ensor had set. For eleven 
minutes the game was as close as a Scotchman but it soon was evident that Maryland would be the 
winner, and they were by some nine points. 

On the return from Christmas leave, the strong New York University team invaded the camp 
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full of action. The Purple tried to keep Craig and Parish covered to no avail for these babies garnered 
nine and five respectively in the -way of points. Hamilton played his first game at center and played 
nicely at the defense with his characteristic spirit. 

This game was one of the finest exhibitions of the Navy team up to date, the new spirit appearing 
to have been "installed" in each individual which was a large factor in annexing the next three 
scalps. Lafayette, Bucknell, and Gettysburg each fell in the order named, but each scalping was 
more difficult until Duquesne finally loomed up over the horizon. 

Duquesne had more than once been the conquerors of Navy and fate and an Irishman, that un- 
beatable combination, stepped once more to the fore. It was a long range dual between Craig and 
O'Donavan, the Irish laddie, until a relentless official exiled our "Kenny" and with the final gun 
six minutes away O'Donavan had full sway with a score against him of 33 to 2.8. He was equal to 
the occasion and Navy was beaten. Craig, the star of the game, played brilliantly and consistently, 
his shooting counting for 15 of the 33 points looped by the Navy. The work of Jones and Graf was 
close to a good "forty" and Tommy Hamilton showed that he too could drop 'em through the hoop. 

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raising game and was lost by only a hair's 

breadth, being replete with thrills from 

start to finish. Graf played one of those 

games we all like to see in addition to 

accounting for some very precious points. 
It was now apparent that Navy was in 

her mid-season slump, but when George- 
town came down, the reversal was seen 

and the ancient rivals were outclassed. 

Captain Parish's performance was pol- 
ished and the midshipmen were highly 

elated. Washington College managed a 

one point win in a game full of breaks, 

spills, and football tactics in which "Ham- 

my" was called out on fouls. 

Undoubtedly the fastest and the best 

mid-season game of the year was with 

North Carolina. The Navy team, looking 

for a chance to clean a few slates made 

chaulky of late gleaned the most of every 
offering. It was in this game that "Fee" Jones made himself a hero by tossing the winning counter 
in the second over-time period. It was a flashy game throughout and credit for us in the win column 
was largely due to our own Captain Parish. "Ken" Craig was injured and was forced out of part 
of the two following games with Penn State and West Virginia. In both of these games, the Navy 
was never greatly endangered and the second team displayed its wares most of the time. The Uni- 
versity of Virginia proved no match for us as we had hit our stride and they too succumbed to the 
onslaught of our basket manufacturers. 

Now Fordham had been beaten by Army in an extra period contest by one point, and Navy had 
been pointing for its zenith of the season, feeling sure that if Fordham could be downed, that Army 
was due to take a drubbing also. Fordham found that she had a fighting and determined team on her 
hands, too wary for her to cope with, and although her teamwork was clever and flashy, it could 
not compare with that of our own team. 

No one man stood out above the rest in the season's battles, but a mighty good team was produced, 
the same team that met the Army and was defeated. Thus the season ended, and with it the end of 
the basketball careers of some of Navy's stellar players, and of a five of which every Navy man can 
well be proud. 





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Back Row — Lind, Carlson, Hughes, Williamson, Schaeffer, Stolz, Day, Taylor, Bernet, Flippin, Brockman. 

Third Row — Swinburne, Gibson, Cross, Gazze, Sutherland, Zurmuehlen, Bergen, Smith, A., Winters, Bristor, Linaweaver, Ogden. 
Second Row — Doe Snyder, Clarke, Hull, Craig, Albertson, Billings, Coach Finlayson, Coleman, Poore, Ensign Bell, Commander McNair. 
Front — Smith, R. D., Lueier, Carson, Pottle, Klakring, Hesser. 



THE LACROSSE SEASON, 1915 

T70R the first time ever a Navy Lacrosse team had to live down and avenge the defeats of a previous 
■*■ season. Vacancies on the squad left by such men as Cullen, Miller, Devens, Barnes, Fines, and 
others had to be filled. Thus the results of the 192.5 season are illustrative of the most efficient coach- 
ing and the best development of players. Throughout the season Billings exhibited his ability not 
only as a player, but as a captain, for by his coolness and aggressiveness he instilled confidence and 
the desire to win in every man. This ultimately resulted in a most successful season. 

The opening game with Stevens, although not difficult, showed a smoothness of play and an 

understanding of the game by each player. 
It was shown that the above mentioned 
vacancies were filled by men who could 
maintain their positions against all comers. 
A victory over Yale followed in which 
the team gained much experience in check- 
ing. The plays were fast with great im- 
provement in teamwork. Our defense, with 
Taylor as pilot, proved impregnable, and 
Albertson and Coleman covered the center 
field in pretty style. 

New York University played a defens- 
ive game that made it difficult for our 
attack, but impossible for us to lose. At 
this time the attack was the weakest part 
of the team, and the practice was very 
much in order. 

The Princeton game came as a real test 
of the power of our team. Princeton had a 
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all the team consisting of football men. Their style of play was defensive until the last quarter when 
they changed to a strong offensive, which changed the aspect of the game considerably. It was the 
hardest checking game of the season, resulting in the close score of 2.-0. This undoubtedly proved 
our strength. 

The following week found us facing Hopkins with our team in the best of condition, everyone 
anxious for revenge for last year. Next to the Army game this was the most important game to us, 
and Coach Finlayson desired this victory more than any other. A shut-out would have been most 
satisfying. The Navy team was scored on for the first time in this game, but it turned in an over- 
whelming victory, thus accomplishing its purpose — that of defeating an old rival, and effacing the 
previous season's defeat at their hands. 

The next week the team seemed to relax. In the game Rutgers scored three goals, allowing us only 
six. Rutgers had a heavy and experienced team with whom our team had difficulty: 

An interesting game with Toronto resulted in a 6-2. victory. There was excellent stickwork on 
both sides. The teams labored heavily under the heat and the game was slow. It was gratifying to 
witness the work of the defense. 

A perfect season was finished when Army fell with the score of 3-2.. We had not been defeated, 
having only eight points against us with fifty-three to our credit. We had indirectly defeated all the 
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Top fioui — Gerin, Gotjen, Lindgren, Underwood, Lentz, Cornell, Stansbury, Aylward, Durski, Card, Commander Giffen. 
Second Row — Weaver, Huck, Robinson, Moffett, Schwab, Pettingill, Quackenbush, Allen, E. W., Dimon, Boyd, Horney, Olin. 
Third Row — Coach Webb, Collins, Allen, W. G., Estey, Ragsdale, McLean, Vodila, Coleman, Ensign Hayes. 

THE BOXING SEASON, 19x6 

V\ 7TTH three out of four Intercollegiate Champions lost through graduation along with much 
* * other valuable material from the squad, "Spike" Webb was up against one of the hardest 

propositions of his life when the call for men, "who can box or are willing to learn" went out just 

before Christmas. Not only was the outlook poor, but the schedule was the hardest ever tried in the 

annals of boxing at the Naval Academy. 

As last year, the first meet of the season was with the fighting Irishmen of Notre Dame, but this 

time we met our friends, the enemy, on their own canvas. The programs showed four new names 

in the Navy line-up. In the lightweight, 
middleweight, light-heavy, and heavy- 
weight divisions, respectively, Estey, Mc- 
Lean, Vodila, and Coleman made their 
debuts. The rest of the team were the 
veteran leather pushers of last year, Collins, 
Allen, and Captain Ragsdale. The fighting 
Irish were subdued to the tune of five to 
two, Allen and Coleman, both dropping 
close ones. 

The following week found our old 
friends, Penn State, here at the Academy. 
The first repeater was hoisted, making the 
score five to two again. Allen dropped an- 
other close one toMcLernan, the bantam- 
weight Champion of last year, and McLean 
lost to his Nittany opponent. This week 
found Lentz back in his old position in 
the heavyweight berth. Ragsdale showed 
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won the championship, and finished his man easily in less than the three allotted rounds. 

Next came Canadian Week and the board read Navy five, Canadians one, when the final 4-N was 
given. Lentz was out-pointed by Carrick, who, we remembered from his set-to with Lyons of last 
year. 

Yale was the next victim, but the story was the same as for the first two meets, Navy five, Yale 
two. The Ragsdale-McMann fight was one long to be remembered. Ragsdale showed the old Navy 
fight to the nth degree. Having been knocked completely out in the first round by a hard right, he 
carried the fight to four rounds, and then lost nobly by a slight margin. 

Pennsylvania came next primed for victory, but only two of Spike's H. E. shells missed their 
marks, and for the third time this season five to two showed on the score board. 

The last dual meet of the season found us up against Catholic University, stinging from their 
defeat of the previous year, and hoping for revenge. With Lentz in the hospital it-was necessary to 
again conscript Edwards from the wrestlers, who easily punched his way to victory over his Z50- 
pound opponent, making the tally six to one. 

Once more the dual meets scheduled for the season had been closed without tasting defeat, mak- 
ing a total of thirty consecutive victories and one draw for the Navy Knights of Resin and Canvas. 
With the Inter-collegiate tournament here on the x6th and Z7th of March, the highest hopes are 
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Top Row — Winfrey, Pratt, Wickhorst, McGarry, Cross, Floyd, Koonce, Rimer, Butler, Calderhead, Banister. 

Second Row — O'Shea, Lynch, Clendening, Coleman, McClure, Taylor, Fuller, Sands, L. B., Eldridge, Sands, W. R., Mitchell. 

Third Row — Lieutenant Commander Elder, Davisson, Shanahan, Littig, Edwards, Coach Schutz, Rodgers, Dyson, H. J., Nichols, Lieutenant 

Maichle. 
Front Row — Duke, Carpenter, Crittenden, Greenslade, Mcllhenny, Shaw, Johnson, Dyson, G. R. 



THE WRESTLING SEASON, 1916 

npHE past wrestling season was perhaps the most unsuccessful that Navy has ever experienced. 
■*- Graduation hit the team hard last June, and early in the season injuries hit the squad yet harder. 
It was with a team composed of three veterans and four green men that Coach Schutz faced the 
strong Iowa State team in the opening meet on 10 February. By inflicting the worst defeat Navy 
ever suffered the "Western Cyclones" certainly lived up to their reputation of being the strongest 
team in the country. When the smoke of battle had cleared away Navy was on the small end of a 
19-8 score, with Edwards and H. J. Dyson the only Navy grapplers who had scored. Edwards won 

by fall and Dyson scored a decision over 

Captain Woodhall, the first defeat for the 

latter in four years of wrestling. 

The following Saturday Duke invaded 

the lair of the Goat, and found that Bill 

was fighting mad and out for vengeance, 

which he got in the form of a 2.6-3 score. 

The outstanding event of the meet was the 

record time in which Edwards threw his 

opponent. Tex planted Matheson in exactly 

thirty-nine seconds, the quickest time of 

the year and one of the quickest in the 

annals of Navy wrestling. 

West Virginia, four straight years a 

victim of Navy, was the next on the sched- 
ule. Nichols delighted the fans by winning 

a decision, and Littig and the peerless 

Edwards scored falls. The rest of the team 

succumbed, however, and West Virginia 
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the defeat of Dyson, Navy's star 145 pounder, by Wylie of the Mountaineers. The visiting captain 
threw Dyson in a little over two minutes, and thereby won the meet. 

On the Z7th of February the Canadians brought down a team that was easily defeated by the 
Navy matmen. Every Navy man won his bout, Crittenden, both Dysons, and Edwards scoring 
falls. The final score was Navy, Z9; Canadians, o. 

Penn State was the third and final team to nose out Navy on the mat. The Nittany Lions used 
purely defensive tactics, and were able to run up enough time advantage to win four decisions. Again 
H. J. Dyson and Captain Edwards won falls, the latter winning his fifth straight fall of the year. 

On the 13th of March a visit was paid to Lehigh, and the season ended in the proper fashion — 
with a win. The feature of the meet was the defeat of Best, Intercollegiate 12.5-lb. titleholder, by 
Nichols, in one of the fastest and best bouts ever witnessed at Lehigh. Edwards finished his college 
mat career by winning his sixth straight fall of the season. 

The outstanding feature of the season was the work of Tex Edwards, the Navy Skipper. Edwards 
is the only Navy wrestler who was on the team for three years and was never defeated. In addition 
he has scored more falls than any Navy wrestler, more points than any Navy wrestler, is one of two 
men who won every meet of the year by falls, and also has the scalp of one Olympic champion 
hanging at his belt. 













Top Row — Lt. Com'd'r Weems, Brennan, Sehwarz, Rippey, Brewer, Briner, Garton, Schaeffer, Floyd, Burzvnski, Wadbrook, Neuhauser 
Second Row — Klaknng, Day, Campbell, Montagriff, Pfingstag, Wolverton, Nichols, Ahroon, Pottle, Hutchinson, Walden, Irvin. 
Third Row — Freeman, Riker, Young, Steiner, Prifold, Coach Taylor, Fradd, Abele, Hegeman, Boyer, MacGregor 
Front Row— Morony, Pryce, Curtin, Bogvilo, Montgomery, Rutledge, McRoberts, Flaherty, Ferrall, Ensign Wadbrook. 

THE SOCCER SEASON, 19x5 

AT the beginning of the 192.5 Soccer season it seemed as though the fates were against Navy. Al- 
-L\- though in the first game we took Baltimore Poly in hand with little or no trouble, we were 
quite decisively defeated by Haverford the following week. This defeat came at the end of a long, 
hard struggle in which the ball was in our opponent's territory most of the time. For some reason 
Navy could not get started. The Swarthmore game which was the next one on the program, was 
the roughtest one of the season. Again Navy was defeated. And again in the Dartmouth game. 
It was the same old story — Navy was continually on the offensive, but was unable to register the 
many goals attempted, while our opponents made their few tries good. A shake-up followed. Among 
the changes Young and Pfingstag traded positions. Then the troops got going. 

To begin with, Lehigh fell. Then Penn 

State, who for seven consecutive years had 

come out the victor over long, hard sched- 
ules, was crushed. No amateur team in the 

country could have stopped Navy in that 

game. In every phase, in every play, in 

every position, every man on the team 

covered himself with glory. To quote a 

prominent soccer critic, ' 'It was undoubted- 
ly the best game ever played in the State of 

Maryland." Penn State always has teams 

that are hard to beat, and her soccer team 

was no exception. 

The week after the Army game saw Navy 

at New Haven, where a most enjoyable and 

hospitable week-end was spent as guests of 

Yale. Here again the troops repeated the 

Penn State performance — in a pouring rain, 

and on a muddy field that literally swept 

the sons of Old Eli off their feet. Our de- 
fense in that game was perfect — Yale 

could not get within striking distance of 

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averted the danger. An almost perfect team played that game. In spite of the weather, the coopera- 
tion and the passing between the man with the ball and his running mate were remarkable. Of the 
five goals scored, Fradd made two, Young one, and Abele one, and Boyer from his half-back position 
in mid-field, made the other. 

The following week put an abrupt end to that short but glorious string of victories when the 
University of Pennsylvania and Navy clashed. Two years ago we had beaten the Quakers on Worden 
Field, and had suffered defeat at their hands in Philly last year. We were determined and primed to 
beat the Intercollegiate Champions in 1915. But the fates again turned their deaf ears towards us. 
The uncanny precision that marked the passing and tries for goals of the visitors' captain, Boos, 
could not be stopped by every effort of Navy to thwart it. Time and again he would take the ball 
down the field, ably supported by his teammates, and then either passing the ball with a low well- 
placed shot to a friend, or himself dodging through the full-backs, would send a low, bullet-like 
try for the goal that no human could stop. He was not the only outstanding star, however, on the 
field, for he had an equal in skill and finesse in handling the ball in our own Jack Fradd. The whole 
team worked hard against the Quakers, stopping their rushes and attacks. Navy went down in 
defeat before an invincible foe. There is nothing to feel bad about in such a loss. 

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Second Row — Commander Anderson, Hurt', G. K., Wakeman, C. E., Tague, Anderson, W. W., Lee, Cooper, W. G., 

Ballance, Prins, Linsley. 
Third Row — Coach Ortland, Hollenback, Cressey, Allan, Rule, Wyckoff, Cooper, C. S., Turner, Coale, Lieutenant Cook. 
Front Row — Richardson, LeHardy, Wakeman, P. H. 



THE SWIMMING SEASON, 19x6 

T)RE-SEASOM prospects were never so bright as they were this year. The team was skippered by 
■*- Artie Rule, one of the most versatile of college swimmers, and under him was a combination 
undoubtedly the best that has ever been developed at the Academy. Credit for this goes to Coach 
Henry Ortland. Pete Wyckoff, along with Captain Rule, in the sprints, Halle Allen in the breast 
stroke, Cooper in the diving, and George Coale in the distance events with Wakeman, Turner, 
Cressy, Huff, Davis, Lee, LeHardy, Tague, and Wanselow, all number among the point winners. 
They first tried out their possibilities against Pittsburgh, who failed to offer much opposition. 

The second competition was with Rutgers, 
for five years Eastern Collegiate title 
holders, but they also failed to score 
heavily, the final count being 47 to 15 in 
our favor. A very interesting feature of the 
meet was the decisive defeat of Brown of 
Rutgers, 1915 Inter-collegiate champion, 
by Halle Allen, record holder for this 
event . 

Syracuse, Washington and Lee, and 
Catholic University were met on succes- 
sive Saturday afternoons, each in turn 
failing to present a very formidable ap- 
pearance against Coach Ortland 's develop- 
ments. The meet with W. & L. was held 
over the short twenty-yard course, and 
proved to be an orgy of record breaking. 
The Navy swimmers performed their dut- 
ies in a very exceptional manner, as the 
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intercollegiate short course records set that afternoon was fixed at seven. Princeton followed and 
gave us our first serious opposition. George Coale gave Hawkins, their Captain and 440-yard re- 
cord holder, a very good race, but destiny had decreed that George should not beat him until the 
Intercollegiates a few weeks later, and we here had our record of continuous first places broken. The 
score, 35 to 2.7, in our favor, is an indication of the strength of the Princeton mermen. Lehigh was 
met on the ensuing Saturday, but this meet proved to be little more than a workout for the com- 
ing Yale meet. 

On Saturday, the 2.0th of March, the team went to New Haven to swim the Yale natators in their 
own swimmin' hole. The showing made was excellent, but as far as scores go, we were rather badly 
beaten. Suffice to say that scores do not always tell the whole story, as inches only separated the 
team from a win. This defeat did in no way dampen their enthusiasm, and the 2.7th found them at 
Columbia for the Intercollegiates, ready and eager for vengeance. Here George Coale in the 2.2.0 
event, and Allen in his specialty, the breast stroke, with Cooper in the diving, each captured cham- 
pionships, Navy sharing honors with Yale for aggregating individual title holders. The Columbia 
meet ended a most highly successful season for the Navy swimmers, and with the National Inter- 
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Top Row — Miller, Pope, Zondorak, Jeanes, Dawson, Stefanac, Dexter, Corwin. 

Second Row — Lieutenant Commander Anderson, Price, Searles, Potts, Southwick, Wilkinson, Macmillan, Fraser, Nation, Mundorff. 

Front Row — Coach Foster, Shands, Evenson, Summers, O'Beirne, Coale, Stillman, Aichel, Loeser. 



THE WATER POLO SEASON, 19x6 

"XT 7"ITH the material at hand Coach Foster, aided by Lt. (j.g.) Hanlon, certainly did admirably. 
* * When it came to playing, however, Navy's lack of weight was keenly felt. 
In the first game, against Syracuse, the team showed lots of scrap and excellent teamwork, as 
evidenced by the 50-3 score. Against the powerful New York Athletic Club a week later, all this 
teamwork and fight availed us little. This combination of crack water-poloists of many years exper- 
ience downed Navy 45-2-8, after the hardest battle seen here for some time. 

The third game, with Princeton, almost proved a catastrophe. Navy started off with a rush, 
scoring three touch goals before Princeton realized that the game had started. Princeton immediate- 
ly took time out to get its defense in work- 
ing order. With a fair lead, our gang then 
proceeded to rest a while, so that before 
they could start again Princeton had tied 
the score. Only a burst of action at this 
time brought us a 37-17 win. 

Academics almost wrecked the team 
before the final game with Yale, but when 
the train pulled out for New Haven all 
hands were aboard and primed for the 
battle. Yale's Inter-collegiate Champions 
then proved their right to the title although 
it required their utmost. The spectators 
derived much amusement from the fre- 
quent intervals taken out to repair suits. 
Final score, Yale 30, Navy 10. 

While there was some individual star- 
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Top i?ow — Harker, Frankel, Galbraith, Perreault, Neuhaus, Russell, Virden, Burton, Lindsey, Rutledge, Anderson. 

Widdle Row — Mr. Sazama, Davison, Levin, Patterson, Adamson, Waterman, McCormick, Bruton, Benham, Thomas (Manager), 

Ensign Pearson. 
Bottom Row — Mr. Mang, Hornley, Matthews, Zitzewitz, Stroop, Newhart, Forest, Wolverton, Comdr. Horner. 



THE GYMNASIUM SEASON, 1916 

A SEASON that was well managed, and well coached, with hard work by the members and the 
-*• ^- usual string of victories; that spells another undefeated gym team. Among our victims we find 
Temple College, M.I.T., the Canadians, Chicago, and Dartmouth. 

To the whole squad the season's success was due. It was such men as Wolverton, Anderson, Lind- 
sey, Matthews, Bruton, Newhaus, and Patterson that made those who were to be our first line of 
attack work, and it is upon these men that our hopes for the next season hangs. To the Plebes, 
too, we must look for the future and with such promising material as was displayed this year 

we need have no fears. 

First and foremost as a point gainer, 
comes Captain P. D. Stroop. With his last 
year's record to live up to our Captain show- 
ed us that he was merely playing until this 
season. Russell was at his very best, con- 
tinually gaining points which helped our 
scoring. Forest was able to teach all 
comers new tricks on the parallel bars in 
every meet. Newhart well upheld his inter- 
collegiate title, making strides toward the 
coveted one of all-round champion. Rut- 
ledge was a true Blue and Gold man. 
Zitzewitz often made us gasp for breath 
as he did his tumbling, and Waterman 
was a consistent first in the rope climb. 

In short we have nothing to complain of 
and our coaches, Mr. Mang, Mr. Sazama, 
and "Jack" Pearson to thank for their 
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Top Row— Lt. Cruteher, M. L. Smith, Snyder, Moeller, Griffin, Lt. Graham. 

Second Row — Honaker, Brown, Ford, Biddle, Dunning, Mason, Gullett, Sullivan, R. S. Smith. 

Seated — Com'd'r. Anderson, Pefley, Young, Kelley, Lyman, Lowrey, Coach Sturdy. 



THE TENNIS SEASON, 1915 

THE season of 1915 was the most successful one that the Navy tennis team has yet experienced. 
The strongest teams in the East were met, and the final count showed eleven victories and 
two defeats, each of the latter being by small margins. 

The season was opened on April 15 by a double-header with Yale and Catholic U. Yale was 
leading us, 3-1, and we were ahead of C. U. 4-2., when Jupiter Pluvius took a hand and broke up the 
match. After this inauspicious beginning, the old wrecking crew got busy and we laid away nine 
straight victories. Western Maryland was the first victim, and took the o part of a 10-0 score. 
Next came Davidson; they put up a good scrap, but the final count was 5-2. in Navy's favor. Swarth- 
more next tried to take the scalps of our aggregation, but left their own instead, after the closest 
match seen here in many years, the score being 4-3 . The following Wednesday it stopped raining 

long enough for us to play U. of Maryland, 

and we chalked up another victory, 5-3. 

Saturday of the same week Rutgers was 

drubbed 5-1. U. of Virginia came down load- 
ed for bear, but could win only 3 of the nine 

matches. Lehigh, with a strong team, was 

next on the menu, and the j-x score made 

our seventh straight win. Johns Hopkins 

came to the Academy determined to avenge 

their lacrosse defeat, but weren't so success- 
ful, the final score reading Navy 8, Johns 

Hopkins o. U. of North Carolina followed 

Hopkins on the roster, but gave us a hard 

fight before succumbing at 4-3. The next 

match was with U. of Pennsylvania, who 

threw a blot on our pretty picture by taking 

our measure 4-3 . That hurt, but we closed 

the season in a proper manner by defeating 

Perm State 5-3, thereby to a certain degree 

getting even with the State of Pennsylvania. 

Thus the season closed with a record of 11 

wins and 1 defeats, a performance for which 

we need not apologize, but on which, being 
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Second flou— Lieutenant Halpine, Anderson, Smith, Wilfong, Bennett, Overfelt, Paradise, Lieutenant Commander Snow, Lieutenant Van Cleve. 

Front Row-Adams, Zahm, Swordmaster Heintz, Eskilson, Knuepfer, Ellison, Medill. 



THE FENCING SEASON, 19x6 

'"T7VERY man who wears a sword should know how to use it." Those words come from no other 
-*— ' than our own Admiral Farragut. A sword may be an ornament today, but the sport, fencing, 
has been with us since Secretary Bancroft's time and today Navy is sitting on top of the Intercol- 
legiate Fencing world, to wit, the Navy holds both the Little Iron Man and the Three Weapon 
Trophy Cup. 

During the season of 192.6 Navy suffered one setback at the very beginning, Yale being our victor. 
This was only an incentive — the boys worked with "vim and vigor" such as had seldom been seen 

in that old loft before. The rewards were 
victories over M. I. T., the Combined Can- 
adian Team, and Syracuse, and with those 
checked off Navy will go to the Inter- 
collegiates to defend its hard-earned title. 
Daddy Heintz, our head coach for years, 
has made a specialty of turning out cham- 
pionship teams. He has been ably assisted 
by Mr. Pavese and Lieutenants Cunning- 
ham, Calnan, and Van Cleve. From the 
Modern Language Department came Pro- 
fessor Olivet; also from the P. G. School 
Lieutenants Halpine and Donnelly who 
were unreplaceable. Our loss was that of 
Professor Fournon, who was unable to 
work with us due to a serious operation. 
There is a story told that Professor Four- 
non and the Little Iron Man are buddies 
and won't be separated. Lieutenant Com- 
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Second Row — Edmundson, Morrison, Blinn, Duerfeldt, Mumma, Harriss, Cox, DeShazo, Weis. 
Seated — Coffin, Stevens, Hoffner, Orville, DeKay. 



THE RIFLE SEASON, 1915 

THE prospects of a winning team for the season seemed anything but good. However, faced with 
the loss of many regulars from the team of the previous year, the squad started work early with 
a grim determination to make a team that would be on a par with past Navy teams. 

On April 2.5th, after two months of consistent practice, the riflemen had a chance to show their 
worth. Their opponents were the Marines from the Naval Academy Station. Navy emerged the 
victor by a good margin of 104 points. In this match Captain Mumma established a new Academy 
record of 2.41 out of a possible 150. Two weeks later the Washington, D. C. National Guards were 
met and defeated by a slight margin of 16 points. This team was composed of one Olympic man 
and several Camp Perry shooters. Cox broke the record of the previous match by a lone point, 
making the new record Z42. out of 2.50. The following Saturday, teams from George Washington, 

Pennsylvania, Syracuse, C. C. of New 

York, Maryland, and Norwich competed 

with our first, second, and third teams for 

the Intercollegiate Championship. This 

was by far the most successful meet of the 

season from the Navy standpoint, but it 

also proved that Rifle is a growing sport 

amongst the colleges. Navy's first team 

took first place and our second team placed 

second, although tied with George Wash- 
ington in points. This was due to Navy 

making a higher score at the 600-yard 

range. Next week-end the Quantico Ma- 
rines defeated Navy for the first time in 

three years. Their team was composed of 

eight officers, most of them Academy 

graduates, and it was no loss of prestige 

that we lost to such an excellent team. 

We closed a successful season by defeat- 
ing the 71st National Guard on their range 

at Peekskill, New York. This victory gave 

us the much coveted "Little David" for 

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Standing — Lieutenant Commander McCaughey, Watson, Salzman, Richardson, Bailey, Coach Mang. 
Sitting — Massie, Carpenter, Captain Thomas, McKee, Rowley. 

THE CROSS COUNTRY SEASON, 19x5 

'■"PHE effects of leave had not yet worn off when the call for distance men was sent out. The boys 
■*- immediately started warming up and after about two weeks were nearly ready to do the full 
course. Captain "Red" Thomas was supported by veterans like Bailey, Rowley, Richardson, Car- 
penter, Watson, Massie, McKee, Quackenbush, and others. They drew first blood in the meet with 
V. P. I. on November the 7th, and sent the Engineers home with the short end of a 10-35 score - 

We were not so fortunate the following Saturday when we ran up against the strong University of 
Maryland team which had not yet been beaten. "Red" won this race, beating his nearest competitor 
by 41 seconds but some of his cohorts dallied by the wayside so that Maryland romped off with the 
honors, winning 2.1-34. 

The final meet with George Washington resulted in a victory for our own shock troops, with a 
15-30 score. "Red" again beat the field, and incidentally established the best time over our six-mile 
course. He covered the distance in 34 minutes and zz seconds. This made two victories out of three 
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PLEBE ATHLETICS 

PLEBE athletics fulfill a multifold purpose. Perhaps their most obvious cause lies in the need for 
the development of men for Navy sports. There are, however, several other "reasons why" 
which are not so near' the surface. These underlying motives form the body of the difference between 
Plebe and Freshman athletics. 

There is here, as elsewhere, a desire for the preparation of Navy material. The elementary year 
of college athletic experience is especially needful because the personnel of Naval Academy teams 
is formed of men from all over the country. Styles of play, brought from all points of the compass, 
must be harmonized and merged in order to produce Navy teamwork. 

Then, too, the youthfulness of the entrant to the Academy must be considered. It is extremely 
advisable that he be given a year in which to mature and develop before he is placed in competition 
with the older athletes of universities and colleges. The year of more youthful competition as a 
representative of the Fourth Class of the Naval Academy, evolves in him a well defined Navy spirit 
which further fits him to represent the Regiment of Midshipmen on a Navy team. 

Plebe athletics serve, also, as an elementary training for future officers in the fleet, who must be 
capable of coaching their men in athletics. The first year serves to lay the foundation upon which 
the other three years in the Academy will build this desired coaching ability. 

The basic motive of Plebe sports is the part which they play in the achievement of "The Mission 
of the Naval Academy." Plebe athletics help to give us teams which are carefully and thoroughly 
trained, made up of men who have engendered within themselves the spirit and the ambition which 
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THE YEAR IN PLEBE SPORTS 

npHE summer of '25 saw a new Plebe class start upon its preparation for a naval career — a class 
-*- very like its predecessors in most qualities, yet unusual in some ways, particularly size. The 
average stature of the class is greater than that of the others here at present. 

They were anxious to put out some record-breaking teams and turned out in large masses when 
the calls for football and soccer went out. About one hundred and twenty-five played football alone. 
Every night six teams, varsity and class, kicked, passed, and scrimmaged a ball up and down the 
field until after the Cahills blazed forth. V. M. I. was the first victim, bowing to a score of 13-0. 
We lost a lucky game to Princeton, 12.-6; luckv because breaks were the only thing that counted. 
After that, they downed Georgetown Frosh, 10-7, and trampled over the University of 
Maryland Freshmen, 2.8-7. They had the pleasure, also, of swamping New York Military Academy 
and Catholic University Freshmen. The Plebes developed an excellent passing attack under the 




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tutelage of Commander Wilson (M.C.), their coach. Smith, a brother of the late Andy of California 
fame, was responsible for many gains via this route. The backfield was particularly strong; Parish 
is a good end runner, C. L. Miller is a beautiful passer, and Red Morse is a superb line plunger. 

Soccer was a sport unfamiliar to the class as a whole, but they soon picked it up under Coach 
Graham's able teaching, and developed a successful team. They lost to Towson High and the West- 
ern Maryland varsity, and tied Baltimore Polytechnic. However, they made up for this by defeating 
Maryland State Normal, Franklin High, and Baltimore City College. 

The Plebes did not have any outside cross country meets, but had to content themselves with class 
honors. J. F. O'Connor led the team and accounted for first place in every competition. 

In basketball the Plebes displayed their mightiest array of talent; they had an unbeatable com- 
bination in team and coach. Every man was a good shot and an accurate passer. Starring for '2.9 
were C. L. Miller, the dead shot of the quintet, Dennett, the diminutive forward and all-around 
floor man, Smith, who made many misses good by his follow-up shots, Lloyd, the running guard, 
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Wrestling claimed the allegiance of some twenty-five members of the class last Winter. They lost 
the class competition to the second class champions. In outside meets they argued out a draw with 
Baltimore City College and won from Baltimore Polytechnic and Calvert Hall. The season closed 
with a defeat to Davison College. 

Swimming brought with it wins over Devitt, and Central High, and defeats to Baltimore Poly- 
technic and City College. Christ, Schwable, and Coe proved to be the most consistent point gatherers. 
The water polo team downed Baltimore City College in its only outside meet; besides this victory, 
it copped the class championship. 

The gym team won the class honors, but was given no opportunity to test its skill on foreign 
opponents. There is much promising material on the squad in Adamson, Benham, Perrault, Frankel, 
Galbraith, and Cushing. In fencing, the foil wielders defended the class reputation, there being no 
opportunity for the sabre and epee men to show their mettle. The team turned in winning cards 
over Baltimore City College, Forest Park High, and Baltimore Polytechnic Alumni. 

The Plebe crew had a successful beginning during Plebe summer, taking a victory from the strong 
Culver Military Academy crew. In the Spring the Plebes again demonstrated their ability by win- 




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ning from the Freshman crews of M.I.T., Syracuse, Pennsylvania, and Princeton. At the American 
Henley held at Philadelphia the Plebes put up a good race, but were forced to take third place. 

'2.8's Plebe tennis team had a very successful season, winning five out of seven matches. They 
opened the season with a victory over Central High, following it up with wins over Johns Hopkins 
Freshmen, Severn, and Gillman Country Club. Tome handed the net artists their first defeat; in the 
next match, Baltimore City College proved to be their second Waterloo. The Plebes closed the sea- 
son with a win over the University of Maryland Freshmen. 

'z8's Plebe baseball team got away to a flying start in the shape of a win over Central High of 
Washington. This was followed by wins over the University of Virginia Freshmen, Calvert Hall, 
Washington and Lee, and Tech High of Washington. The first test for the Plebes came in their game 
with the University of Maryland Freshmen from which they finally emerged victorious. The next 
week they easily defeated Severn, but the following week brought the first defeat to the Plebes, 
Tome school turning the trick. In the final game, Baltimore Polytechnic was taken into camp by a 
score of 7-3 . 

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class games as well as in outside meets. The extra practise, however, rounded them into winning 
form, and enabled them to defeat the University of Maryland Freshmen, Baltimore City College, 
and Friends School of Baltimore. Their only defeat came at the hands of the strong Baltimore Poly- 
technic Institute team. 

Baseball and crew claimed the allegiance of a number of men who had been out for track during 
'2.8's Plebe summer, so that the cinder sport suffered as a consequence. The Plebes tied the Maryland 
Freshmen in a dual meet, and swamped Forest Park High with a consistent display of varsity form. 
In the final meet of the season, the Plebes were opposed by both Devitt of Washington and Baltimore 
City College, from whom they took the meet handily. 

In looking ahead to the coming year, we prophesy a successful run for Navy athletics, and feel 
sure that '19 will have no small part in the credit, filling varsity vacancies as did members of 'z8's 
Plebe teams this year. The class has made a remarkable showing in all branches of sports; the best of 
her men will find well-earned places on varsity teams and the others will continue to labor for the 
Harvard shield. So, with five undefeated teams to their credit, the Plebes have completed a highly 
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INTER-CLASS ATHLETICS 

INTER-CLASS competition in athletics has been established and developed at the Naval Academy 
for the purpose of providing a means of activity for those Midshipmen of lesser athletic ability 
and for the upbuilding of the spirit of friendly rivalry between classes. 

■ Class athletics have exerted a great influence upon Navy sports and not only have they been 
schools for aspirants of lesser abilities but sources from which the Navy squads could draw. Many 
cases may be cited where men, toiling to make the grades of their class teams, have developed in 
the school of hard work and have been elevated to the varsity squads later to attain the heights of 
stardom. 

In the year 19x0 the Associated Harvard Clubs presented to the Academy the Harvard Shield as a 
trophy on which should be inscribed each year the numerals of the class winning the largest number 
of points in inter-class competition during that year in order to increase the interest and to place 
before the Regiment an objective in the form of a standing and lasting record of their accomplish- 
ments. With interest increasing day by day we find that class athletics have now reached a degree of 
great prominence in Naval Academy life. As we boast of our Navy teams so also do we boast of our 
class teams, and as we feel proud to represent the Navy against other schools so also are we proud 
to represent our classes against other classes. At no other time does the spirit run as high or is the 
contest so keenly and hotly contested as in our class games. The class spirit born in us Plebe year 
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THE YEAR IN CLASS SPORTS 

npHE Spring season of class sports resolved itself into a contest between '2.5 and 'x6 for the Harvard 
■*- Shield. The under classes were not in the running; the first and second classes were so close that 
one sport might have decided the issue. The track meet, carrying with it fifteen points, was closely 
contested to the end. Each of the three upper classes claimed victory in the late returns, and it was 
not until the last event was finished that the result was known. The third class won by a bare mar- 
gin of three points over the second, and five over the first! The half-mile put the second class tem- 
porarily in the lead, but the field events tipped the scales in favor of the youngsters. The competition 
in this meet in all events closely approached the varsity standards. 

About this time, across the river, the rifle teams of the four classes fought. for another fifteen 
points. Each team was made up of five men, and the regular inter-collegiate course was fired. Again 
a close contest resulted, but this time it was between the two lower classes. The final tally showed 
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In lacrosse all hands got down to work early, and each class set out to develop a team that would 
walk away -with the bacon. The result was a grade of lacrosse that was far above the usual class level. 
But from the start the second class showed itself decidedly superior, and won its first five games. 
With the series on ice, they slumped and lost the last game to the Plebes, spoiling a clean slate. 

Now with '15 a shade in the van, it was left to baseball to award the shield. At the conclusion of a 
double series, the two principal contestants for the much coveted prize were deadlocked. On the 
morning of the last class when '2.5 was singing "No More Rivers," and '2.6 was carrying its rings to 
class, in order to don them as soon as the year's fight with the academics was over, the play-off was 
held. In the first inning the second class was far in the lead. With a last great effort the first class 
rallied, scoring five runs, but were even then left on the short end of a 9-7 score. 

This gave '2.6 the shield, and the privilege of engraving its numerals where other classes would see 
them for years to come. 

In the Fall of 192.5, with the freshman rule in force, it was expected that the fourth class would 
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started out by winning the tennis and cross-country series, and the crew race. At tennis they were 
stopped by the youngsters for a while, but in the play-off they won out. In cross-country they won 
all three meets, the two upper classes tying for second place. The crew race was rowed over a three- 
quarter of a mile course in beautiful weather. The Plebe boat crossed the finish line five seconds 
ahead of the second class, the first class finishing last. In handball the second class won, with the 
first, fourth, and second classes in the order named. 

Football this year occupied the center of the stage, arousing more interest than had any class 
sport in the past. The crowds at the final game rivaled those attending Navy games. The first and 
second classes met in the last game undefeated, and battled to a scoreless tie. The next week they 
met again. The first class took the lead by crossing their opponent's goal line in the first period, but a 
nicely booted field goal by the second class drew blood, and the half ended 7-3. The second half was a 
different story however. The first class went to pieces, the game ending Z5-7 in favor of the second 
class. 

The soccer season was a triumph for the first class. The regular series ended in a triple tie between 
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by eliminating the second class. The deciding game was played on a Wednesday afternoon in late 
November. At the end of the game, the score stood two-all, so an extra period was played. Finally, 
in the ninth of these extra sessions, well after dark, the first class slipped one past the youngster goal 
tender, and broke the deadlock. 

In the winter sports, basketball was the first to get under way. Practice was very much handi- 
capped by lack of courts. The seven new courts on the terrace were too exposed for mid-winter 
games, and the one class court in the armory had to do for all classes. The first class started out well, 
but in the end tied the second for the cellar position. The Plebes, who developed a light, fast com- 
bination, finally won over the youngsters, their chief rivals. 

In gymnasium the Plebes also proved to be best. Their success was due to the wealth of material and 
to continuous practice. The second class, who had a few stars, came second, and the first and young- 
sters brought up the rear. 

Boxing was a clean sweep for the first class although the Plebes gave them a good run for their 
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Wrestling ended in a three-cornered tie, which the second class broke by defeating the first class 
and Plebes. In the pool the first class proved its superiority. 

The swimming was decided by a series of dual meets, all of which the first class won. The second 
class lost one meet, the third two, and the Plebes were whitewashed. Though slower, the Plebes 
proved themselves the best at drowning their opponents in water polo. The first class nearly wrested 
the crown from them, but with thirty seconds to play a double foul gave the Plebes their chance, 
and they won 10-9. 

Again the Spring sports will award the shield, but the velvet piled up by the Plebes in the Fall and 
Winter seasons puts them in a position from which they will be hard to dislodge. Spring football will 
take a great many members of '2.9 away from class sports, but this handicap is mitigated by the 
fact that other classes, too, will lose men to the call of the gridiron. 

Much credit for the performances of class teams goes to the tirel essefforts of the class managers, 
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/^ORGANIZATIONS — the seasoning for the four year menu of Academic and Executive routine. 
The results of the endeavors of those men who give their time and energies to continuous and 
painstaking tasks serve to entertain the Regiment as a whole and to increase our familiarity with 
the fundamental principles of what to do, how to do it, why to do it, and most of all when to find 
time to do it. The advantages of non-athletic activities are many: new friends, definite interests to 
relieve the strain of worry over studies, and above all training which will be of value in the years 
after graduation. Men who find athletics unattractive, or who are not able to take active part in 
athletic activities find among the many organizations within these walls a valuable means of utiliz- 
ing their hours of recreation, and many men who have made their letters in sports find an interest 
in some less strenuous pursuit. 

To our athletic teams we owe our reputation for athletics, and to the other activities we owe the 
prestige which is ours, and the respect which is gained for the Regiment. Our magazines travel over 
the entire nation, our Reception Committee serves to gain for us the good will of those who visit us, 
and of those with whom our visitors come into contact. These and each of the other activities which 
follow serve to raise the morale of the Regiment, to maintain and advertise its high standards, and to 
create the most pleasant of the memories which we shall carry with us forever. The workers of non- 
athletic organizations may not achieve great popularity, they receive no cheers from the gallery. 
The hardest and most faithful toiler of all may be the quiet and inconspicuous man across the corri- 
dor who works without thought of reward other than the personal satisfaction of work well-done, 
and perhaps a fleeting moment of consciousness that the stoical Regiment appreciates the results 
without realizing the work required for accomplishment. There are two kinds of "Navy Fight," 
and the Navy today needs the quiet, conscientious persistence of their hard workers as well as the 
"smashing, crashing, two-fisted fighting man." 




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LITERARY 



npHE Literary Organizations form no small part of the Academy's extra-curricular affairs. They 
•*- have a definite though multiple mission and a great deal more depends on them than is generally 
believed. Let them who consider worthwhile only those forms of activities which involve fighting 
consider the words of the "Father of Our Navy," John Paul Jones: "A naval officer should be able to 
express himself clearly and with force both with tongue and pen. ' ' But the training in self-expression, 
which, of course, is a direct result of literary work is only one of its benefits. In almost every case 
it has an immediate effect for the general good in the pleasure it gives and a far reaching effect in 
their preserving the best of our traditions. It tends toward unity of purpose, coordination of effort, 
and general satisfaction, which are essentials to the efficiency of America's first line of defense. 

We of the Regiment are here to learn, of course, and what we shall learn depends largely on our- 
selves. We are expected to develop qualities and acquire abilities that are not to be taken from text- 
books. Any sort of useful accomplishment involves some training. The practice of an art for the 
good of a group cannot help instilling habits of initiative. The purely technical knowledge acquired 
has a distinct value of its own. An Officer who can edit a ship's paper, for instance, is likely to be 
considered an asset. And the ability to formulate intelligible orders or to make concise and under- 
standable reports is not wasted. 



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Of course the staffs of the publications of the Academy do not always have the words of John Paul 
Jones in mind as they work. They work for the satisfaction of achievement and for the success of 
the publication. Self improvement is a secondary purpose. Nevertheless, the result is accomplished, 
they are being trained as they work, and are constantly nearing Paul Jones's ideal. 

A more evident value of all this effort lies in its immediate effect on the Academy. Entertainment, 
as an aid to morale, has been recognized in expenditure of money for moving pictures, for instance. 
The publications, however, are a more important factor for entertainment than moving pictures. 
They would be justified if they served no other end. Closely allied to entertainment, yet distinct, 
is the matter of news. Athletic news is a secondary supplement to the Academy's athletics. Pro- 
fessional news adds purpose as well as interest to do the daily effort. Reports of the affairs of other 
colleges, as well as news of the outside world help counteract the tendency toward narrowness of 
outlook, which is the besetting danger of any organization as compact as our own. The spreading 
of knowledge results in a broadening of interests. 

It is generally agreed the traditions of the Academy have an extremely important effect on the 
service. Habits of thought are formed here which must last a lifetime. Any force that will apply 
logic and insight to the control of these traditions must be of far-reaching value to the service. We 
believe that the literary organizations have this effect, that in their work of preserving and dis- 
tributing traditions, they naturally select the most worthy for the greatest emphasis. 

Now this is an effect which our leaders strive to attain. They can do much to influence the growth 
of traditions but they cannot do all because of their very position. "Si viellesse pouvaitsi jeunesse 
saivait." Their superior knowledge is largely wasted because their years and rank separate them 
from the group. Tradition must be controlled from the group; the influence of external forces is 
slight in comparison. But in literary work those who know and those who need to learn can meet 
on common ground. One effect of our publications is to bring the leaders into the group as members, 
which increases their power to help the group. 

Some agency must be constantly shaping our traditions. If that agency takes the shape of an 
intelligent group in which youth and experience can work together for the general welfare, the cause 
of the service will be furthered. Traditions are of utmost importance to the service and the literary 
organizations are the guardians of traditions. 




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THE LUCKY BAG 



npHE Lucky Bag on board ship is a remote room, somewhere below decks, where lost and mis- 
- 1 - cellaneous articles, of diverse and extraneous natures, are stowed. If one is "lucky," one may 
find his coaling shoes, lost days ago, but still intrinsically precious because of their peculiar use- 
fulness, in this happy hunting ground. And you, too, member of the Class of 'z6, may be able to 
gain a bit of information, stowed away in some out-of-the-way place in this Lucky Bag, the hiding 
place of discarded thoughts. 

The Staff, however, has endeavored to make the task of finding these desired bits a little simpler, 
and perhaps, a little more attractive. With this aim in mind it has divided the Lucky Bag into 
what appears to be five distinct and logical groups — The Academy, The Classes, The Activities, 
The Features, and The Class. 

The Academy, the first book, to whose pages you may find occasion to turn, contains three divi- 
sions: The Yard, The Officials, and The Departments. A great deal of time was spent in selecting 
the yard views in an effort to include all those crannies and nooks which are easily remembered now, 
but soon forgotten when one severs relations with the Academy. The pictures of the officials and 
of the departments, the men who shaped our destinies and the men from whom we suffered "the 
slings and arrows of outrageous fortune," respectively, speak volumes for themselves. 

The History of 192.6, together with its illustrations, has been a serious attempt on our part to 
make ever present those many incidents of our four years together which are so peculiar and yet so 
vital to us all, because of the complete understanding that classmates have of each other. It is 
sincerely hoped that some day these pages may bear fruit for us all in recalling events and contacts 
that are common to every man who graduates from the Naval Academy. 

Having seen the Yard and the Regiment of Midshipmen, the casual visitor at the Naval Academy 
would probably next be interested in our activities. We can say no more here than that we have 
tried to fill this book, The Activities, with an accurate description of the athletic and non-athletic 
efforts of the Regiment during the Academic year, 19x5-1916, including the Spring sports of 1915, 
which the Lucky Bag of 19x5 was not able to cover for lack of time, and whose history for 192.6 we 
must in turn leave for 1917 's book to handle. 

We come here with serious purposes in view, but being human, we often have our lighter mo- 
ments. The "perfect blend" should have as one of its ingredients, a fair amount of humour. We 
have not attempted to define humour nor do we claim to have presented humour in our Features. 
In reality the feature section has been a serious attempt to bring out the double meaning that is 
prevalent in our daily intercourses, if one considers that the majority of us do have what is termed 
a humorous viewpoint. This "attempt" has been presented as a parody on the Lucky Bag. 

The graduating class, has, as in previous Lucky Bags, been allotted a great number of the pages 
of the book. When one considers that graduation scatters to the four winds some 460 men who have 
held in common for four years every phase of their lives, the reason for this biography section, whose 
purpose is to tell us of one another, is readily apparent. 

Having filed away the high spots of this last Academic year, our next problem was that of pre- 
senting them attractively. To this end the decorative treatment of the book has been constructed 
from a collection of cartouches, mouldings, and panels that adorn our buildings, inside and out. 
Our designer has linked these bits together with several clever combinations of the sea-horse and the 
dolphin, and has, we think, given us a treatment which suggests of our naval traditions. With the 
help of our printer we have done our best to give you a book with a distinctly mannish air. 

The art work was selected to bear upon the whole scheme of the book, the four color process 
pictures particularly having been chosen for their significance. Perhaps some may bemoan the lack 
of Navy girls, we should say a total abstention from them, but unfortunately the staff did not 
consider pictures of young ladies worthwhile when clothes go out of fashion as rapidly as they now 
do. An effort was made to obtain pictures which would "age" with the book. 

Having torn his hair in wild despair, and keeping in mind the cold realization that time and the 
Lucky Bag printing schedule wait for no man, the editor has blue penciled copy for the last time, and 
offers this disreputable collection of words as his poor contribution for a write-up of the Lucky Bag. 







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Brown, Crane, Smith, Havard, Gano, 
Ruth, Frederick, Grenfell, O'Belrne, 




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Associate Business Manager. 





THE CIRCULATION STAFF 
Rhodes, Withers, Smith, Black, LeHardy, 
Clement, Pyzick, Phares, Kenny. 




Photographic Manager. 




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COMMANDER C. C. SLAYTON 

Officer Advisor of the Lucky Bag. Our tower of strength in time of need. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

"DUILDING this Lucky Bag of ours has been a lot of fun and a lot of hard work, at times. In 

*-* the many hours spent in its preparation we have become greatly indebted to so many people 
for their efforts in our behalf, that, for fear of forgetting any one, we wish to dedicate this page as a 
token of our appreciation for those who labored in the dark for us. 

To Mr. Benj. F. James of the Philadelphia Photo-Engraving Co., and to Mr. A: F. DuBois of The 
DuBois Press, we are especially indebted for their many hours of infinite patience and effort in 
advising the staff on the decorative, engraving, and printing work of this book. To Mr. Alan F. 
Chidsey of the J. F. Tapley Co., for the binding; to Mr. M. de V. Lee for his beautiful color work; 
to Mr. Morton Gibbons-Neff of the Dill & Collins Paper Co., for his hearty co-operation . . . we 
are more than grateful. 

Mr. Robert Bennett, of the White Studios, has been a constant source of ad vice and ideas in the selec- 
tion of our pictures, and a helpful co-worker from the start. TheNew York Times very kindly allowed 
us to reprint their article on the Army-Navy Football Game. The New York Times Wide World 
Photos, The Underwood & Underwood News Photo Service, and Mr. E. R. Pickering, of Annapolis, 
have been very courteous in extending their copyright privileges on pictures, for our benefit. 

The Superintendent, The Commandant, and the Executive Officer have been most generous in 
granting our many requests. Lieut. Ansel spent many long hours censoring our copy, being particu- 
larly obliging when we were hard pressed for pages that had to go to press. 

Many others have devoted precious hours to us unselfishly, among them the Midshipmen listed 
below: 

First Class — J. M. B. R. Armstrong, Fradd, Mundorff, Lyman, Thomas, W. L. Anderson, Weis, 
Cavenagh, Dolan, Benjamin, Hart, Gano, Helfrich, Whiteside, G. Campbell, Linsley, Weaver, O'Shea, 
Ogden. 

Second Class — Heavilin, Jelley, Coale, Hill, Alderman. 

Third Class — Ball, James, Quinn, Pollock. 

Fourth Class — Jackson, Trescott, Weakley. 







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LOG STAFF 

Top Row (left to right) — Hinners, Wakeman, Van Doom, Snyder, Miller, Zurmuehlen, Day, Bowling, Aylward, Boughton. 
Second Row — Teall, Pierce, Speck, Coale, Brady, Eddy, Scrymgeour, Fauntz, Jelley, Perdue, Todd. 
Third Row — Heavilin, Forest, Sellers, Frost, Ericson, Meade, Morgan, Lee, Armstrong, Conrad, Wall. 
Fourth Row — Holtwick, Patrick, Lamons, Goyette. 



THE LOG 



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-The official history and record of the vessels voyage 

Soule. 

ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION 
Mission : 

To publish a log of the Naval Academy — more than a 
bare record — which will aid midshipmen in understanding 
each other, and outsiders in understanding midshipmen. 
Enemy Forces: 

Lack of aid from midshipmen, 
Lack of funds, 

Conflicting demands on midshipmen's time. 
Our Forces: 

Whole-hearted cooperation from a few supporters. 
Enemy's Probable Intentions: 

To do nothing. 
Courses of Action Open to us: 

Muster all loyal forces and work like hell. 
Decision : 

To engage immediately. 



Naval Terms and Definitions. 



Operation Order: 
No. i. 

TASK ORGANIZATION: 

(a) Business Department. Business Manager — R. C. Ericson. 

Advertising Manager — L. H. Frost. 

Circulation Manager — A. M. Sellers. 



LOG Staff, 
Room 1106, Office, 
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(b) Editorial Staff. Managing Editor — P. S. Morgan. 

(c) Art Staff. Art Editor — F. Lee. 

Associate Art Editor — W. C. Eddy. 

(d) Athletic Staff. Athletic Editor— J. M. B. R. Armstrong. 

(e) News Staff. News Editor — R. D. Conrad. 

(f) Battalion Representatives. Assistant Managing Editor — H. G. Wall. 

(g) Exchange Editor. F. C. Lee. 

i . There must be a record of events which will aid the regiment in understanding 

itself and others in understanding the regiment. 
2_. This force will publish the Log for that purpose. 

3. (a) Business Department will obtain subscriptions and sell advertisements to 

obtain necessary funds and make arrangements for printing and engraving. 

(b) Editorial Staff will furnish articles, humorous and serious, that will provide 
interest to the reader and aid him in understanding midshipmen. 

(c) Art Staff will furnish drawings which will interest the reader, aid him in 
understanding midshipmen and make the magazine more attractive. 

(d) Athletic Staff will describe all athletic contests and aid in promoting interest 
and spirit in athletics. 

(e) News Staff will furnish articles of news value to the regiment about itself, 
to the regiment about the outside and to the outside about the regiment. 

(f) Battalion Representatives will aid in furthering communication between the 
staff and the regiment. 

(g) Exchange Editor will furnish the best articles from other publications and 
further relations with them. 

(x) Turn to. 

4. 

5. Room 1 106. 

R. H. Meade, 
Editor. 
By guard mail to: 

All Unit Commanders. 

As the Seamanship savoirs have guessed by this time the above was issued 18 April, 192-5, when 
twenty-six took over the Log. During the five remaining weeks the News Department was developed 
by adding international and professional notes to local dope, and the whole given four pages of a 
three column, small type set-up. Seegar Heavilin's Aviation Number came out during this time, 
also, and contained some new cracks on the new idea of aviation for all hands. Twenty-five, as is 
customary, put out the June Log. 

During the cruise the Log Office was moved to compartment C-103, U.S.S. Arkansas, and was the 
scene of many long bullfests, caulking matches, and chow fights, far beneath the doleful sounds of 
field day topside. To keep up appearances, during the summer, a publication known as "Five Min- 
utes of Ark," appeared with considerable irregularity and a subscription price of twenty-five cents. 
Lookouts reported "Dome Ho" at last, however, and the Log cruise box went over the side. 

During Sep leave twenty-nine was called on to do its stuff, and after a month of preparation 
Anderson and Curry presented the Plebe Log. The Fall passed with many struggles for copy from 
the batt. representatives, and two chows a month — arousing the envy of the Chapel ushers. A 
four color cover by Bowling on the Christmas Log showed that the Art Staff rated its title; special 
order number 52.-Z5 prevented a New Year's number — to our everlasting regret. 

During the month which followed the contents of the editor files were displayed. In fact, one 
second classman achieved fame from a Plebe year contribution. Then came the Batt Logs to the 
rescue. Moore's Fourth Batt Log, Fauntz's Third Batt, Wall's Second Batt, and Conrad's First 
Batt completes the roll. With Phil Morgan's Back Number, Frank Lee's Exchange Number, and 
Fitz Lee's Femmes Number to fill the gaps, somebody got a seven week rest. All hands stepped out 
as Bob Meade hoisted Dog-Zed-Roger and when he executed in a final burst of Helium twenty-seven 
took charge. 



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THE TRIDENT STAFF 

Standing — Lt. Hughes, Conrad, Purdue, Lee, Bennett, Coale, Alderman, Melson, Asst. Prof. Doty. 
Second Row — Prime, King, Larson, Lovell, Kline, Anderson, Meade, Morgan, Heavilin. 
Seated — Boorse, Holtwick. 

THE TRIDENT SOCIETY 

' I ^HE Trident Society is the youngest of our literary organizations, but it has already assumed the 
-*- central position that is its natural right. 

In the constitution, adopted on the founding of the society in 192.3, its purpose is stated as fol- 
lows: "To promote literary activity at the United States Naval Academy, to encourage authorship 
in the Fleet, to produce and to foster the production of an American Naval Literature in general, 
and to discover, collect, and preserve in so far as possible Naval literature now existing." 

The constitution also makes the editors of the Log and the Lucky Bag members of the society. This 
results in the Society's being a natural clearing house of literary ideas. The founding of The Trident 
magazine whose editor is the society's vice-president, and the formation of the cut exchange under 
Trident management, have established the society as the natural medium of cooperation between 
the various publications. 

Besides the general tasks of encouraging writing and of promoting co-operation among the pub- 
lications of the Academy, the Trident Society is continually engaged in specific tasks of two kinds : 
the publication of the Trident magazine and some more temporary activity. Accomplishments 
under the second head have included literary contests, held during two successive summers, and the 
collection and publication of Anchor's Aweigh, a book of poems by midshipmen. In addition, the 
Society established the cut exchange previously mentioned, whose purpose is the filing away of all 
illustrations used by the publications so that they will be available for future occasions. It has also 
sponsored a series of lectures on short story wri ting given by Assistant Professor Fred I. Myers of the 
English Department, which were attended by many interested midshipmen. At present a collection 
is being made of the Navy's songs, including the old favorites in danger of being forgotten, with 
their different versions and their music. But with these accomplishments and with whatever future 
ones may be added to these, the Trident expects never to be satisfied. It intends to keep working 
for the furtherance of Naval literature without measuring the effort. 

In all its activities, the Trident has had the whole-hearted assistance of the Department of Eng- 
lish, under Professor Carroll S. Alden, whose interest has been an inspiration to all concerned. It 
would be hard to over-estimate the value of such expert counsel and help so willingly given. 




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Sitting — Boorse, Forest (Editor), Frederick. 



REEF POINTS 

"XT 7E believe that in "Reef Points," "The Handbook of the Regiment," we have something 

* * which appeals to every one in general, and to those whose ancestors played bagpipes in particu- 
lar. It is a proven fact that there is more dope per minute squared in a Reef Points than in anything 
short of a vest pocket encyclopedia. One of the good features or rather one of the many good fea- 
tures and some say that it is really the best, is that you get it all for twenty-five cents, and although 
this is the equivalent of some ten million yen or an even greater number of marks, it is still a com- 
paratively small sum of money. This cost, mind you, is the total the buyer has to pay; there are no 
further dues or obligations. 

The Reef Points, as its salty name implies, is about the Navy, particularly about our little corner 
of it down here at the junction of these mighty rivers, the Severn and the Spa. 

It has in it a picture of the Chapel (a reproduction from an actual photograph), a two-page adver- 
tisement from Bailey, Bank, etc., and a page with the names of the Staff printed very neatly thereon. 
In addition to these attractive features it has other items of interest. There are brief write-ups of all 
the sports which were wheedled out of the managers with no small expenditure of vituperation. 
There are resumes of the various organizations, their officers, their raisons d'etre, and other informa- 
tion. It has even been suggested that charts of plotting mail curves and the order of seniority of 
various and sundry femmes be included. To date this has not been done but new fields are being 
constantly exploited. When the monthly marks are posted Reef Points are very much in evidence. 
They are generally in the hands of the savoir who is joyfully copying down his own marks all the 
while holding the Reef Points in such a way that you cannot see your own i.o's. This is unfortunate 
but it cannot be blamed on the poor defenseless booklet. In a way it is a good thing for it helps to 
cover up the larger red inked areas on the mark sheets. 

The Reef Points is often called the "Plebes Bible." We don't know how the term originated. It 
contains, however, a great deal of information the Plebes should know. It is astonishing how a few 
moments perusal a day will place a Plebe on a distinctly higher intellectual plane than that of his 
classmates. The wealth of information it contains is really unusual. A person can actually tell who 
the nursemaid to the second King of Xanadu was if he has it legibly written in the margin! 







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DRAMATIC 



npHE Masqueraders and the Musical Clubs aim consciously for one goal; they wish to entertain 
■*- the Regiment of Midshipmen. To accomplish this spells success; not to accomplish this spells 
failure. But there are gains not so consciously sought, or else subsidiary to the aim to entertain. 
Certainly the midshipman who has had much to do with a show or a concert can later do much to 
improve the "Happy Hours" on board ship by varying the tedious procession of wrestling matches 
and boxing bouts. Interesting though these are, morale cannot be kept up by these alone. A song, 
a skit, an instrumental quartette — any or all can divert or entertain and lessen the monotony of life 
at sea. 

The members of these clubs learn many fundamental lessons about audiences. They know some- 
thing of the demands and desires of audiences; they learn to some extent how to meet those demands; 
they learn a little of how to sway an audience, how to make oneself heard by an audience, how to 
control nervousness before an audience, how to accomplish something — be it playing an instrument, 
singing a song, or acting a part — under critical scrutiny and wholly "on their own," without the 
aid of books or machinery. They learn to "keep their heads" before an audience. They learn to 
appreciate character and motives, and, by their interpretation, to make others see these characters 
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Just as teamwork is necessary in sports, so is it necessary for these clubs. They must work together 
unselfishly toward a common goal. And they must work a long time and sacrifice many precious 
hours of liberty in order to produce something that will entertain the Regiment. And this they do 
without the rewards that ordinarily accrue to teams; they make no trips, to West Point or anywhere 
else, they win no cheers from the bleachers. At best "The Log" gives them the accolade of its 
approval — possibly even that written by that genius of composition, Philip Space. 

Nevertheless there are some compensations. The erudite lingo of the stage soon becomes familiar. 
One moves up stage or down; one knows which is right and which is left; one knows a tormentor, 
a flood, a spot, a flat, a border strip, a Juliet, a stage brace, a lash line, a dimmer, a backing, a drop; 
one learns what it is to plant an idea, to counter, to ride a laugh, to cover; and, perhaps, strangest of 
all, to seem to think when he isn't thinking at all, or to seem not to think when he is doing some of 
the fastest thinking he has ever achieved. 

The stage crew ordinarily gets much less credit than is its due. Their work calls for speed, care, 
and precision not ordinarily appreciated by those unacquainted with the requirements of the stage. 
The quiet, speedy work that goes on after the curtain falls is what few people in an audience ever 
really know. The work of the electrical crew is also important and seldom really appreciated. Not 
only do they design and build a sign of very great merit, but they light the stage with a degree of 
care and skill not excelled and perhaps unequalled — by any college dramatic society in the country. 
They have no peers for devoted industry. The practical experience that these men get in overcoming 
obstacles that our frightfully cramped stage presents ought to give them the courage to tackle any 
problem for the rest of their lives, however the difficulties seem to bristle around it. 

Doubtless, however, the satisfaction that these clubs ultimately get is the consciousness that 
they have put forth an earnest effort and have carried on creditably, and perhaps even advanced the 
traditions that their predecessors founded. 



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THE CAST 

Standing — Hines, Smedberg, Scoles, Richardson, Hooper, Parks, Habecker, Cortner, Hinman. 
Sitting — Niekum, Benjamin, Armstrong, Stratton, Buchanan, Quinn, May. 

THE MASQUERADERS 

/^\N the sixth of February the Masqueraders opened their nineteenth season with the presentation 
^-^ of Bull Dog Drummond, a four-act melodrama by Cyril McNeile. Departing from their usual 
offering of light comedy or farce the Society delighted the Regiment and its drags with a play of the 
more serious sort which proved by its successful reception that the mind of the Pampered Pets is not 
incapable of comprehending the sober side of life, providing that sobriety is on the other side of the 
footlights. 

The Masqueraders are a peculiar organization in college dramatic circles. In the early years of the 
organization's history the shows presented were the products of the Regimental mind, since 1914 
the world at large has contributed, and the Society has been content to devote its talent to the pre- 
sentation of some play written by a well-known dramatist. 

The first beginnings were in the Fall of 1906 when "Patsy" Donavin, and certain other first class- 
men met in Smoke Hall and decided to start a dramatic society, and to call it the Masqueraders. On 
the strength of that they held tryouts, which caused no little pain to all that attended and gleamed 
enough talent to present a Christmas Show, "My Wife's Husband," by Paul Armstrong. They also 
wrote and presented a musical comedy June Week with a big cast and much music, the product of 
the Brigade, and called the "Revolutionist." 

The following year there was a Christmas Show in two parts, the first, "A Proposal Under Diffi- 
culties," by John Kendrick Bangs, and the second, a blackface minstrel show in which Lt. Com'd'r 
R. S. Field, the present Officer Representative, and Lt. Com'd'r. C. W. Magruder, were end men. 
There followed another musical comedy by midshipmen in the Spring. 

The shows continued musical for a number of years, until 1914, when "H. M. S. Pinafore" and 
' 'The Serenade' ' were presented, and brought the era of musical shows to a close because of the insur- 
mountable difficulty of getting sopranos and a ballet from the Regiment. 

In the next two years five plays, "Facing the Music," "Seven Days," "What Happened to Jones," 
"Christopher Junior," and "Raffles," were produced by the Society, but on the entry of the United 
States into the war the program was changed and the practice of presenting but one play a year was 
instituted. Since that time the plays offered have been "The Man on the Box," (1918); "It Pays to 






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JUICE GANG 

Standing — Kellog, Mathews, Knight, Van Metre, Phillips, McKollop, Pierce. 
Sitting — Hazen, Home, Mr. Howard, Lovett, McCann, Jelley, 
Floor — Green, Hornby, Pryce. 

Advertise," (1919); "Stop Thief," (19x0); "The Fortune Hunter, ' (192.1); "A Pair of Sixes," (1911); 
"Come Out of the Kitchen," (192.3); "Adam and Eva," (19x4); "A Full House," (19^5); and finally, 
"Bull Dog Drummond" in 1916. 

The 19x6 play was above standard, the cast was excellently chosen and an individual star among 
them would be very hard to select. Honor for portrayal of a very difficult part in a superior fashion 
must be given Selden Hooper, '2.7, who as Doctor Lakington, the villain of the piece, was the most 
realistic scoundrel imaginable. Special mention must also be made of Albert Benjamin, '2.6, Charles 
A. Buchanan, '16, and E. F. May, 'z6, whose fitness in their parts of Algy, Hugh Drummond, and 
Carl Peterson was the keystone on which the success of the play rested. 

The girls, three in number, deserve peculiar praise, for' they had not only to play their parts but 
they had also to deceive themselves and the audience and present themselves as feminine bits, allur- 
ing, demure, or brazen, as the play demanded. Of these Maurice Hinman, '2.9, is first; as Phyllis 
Benton, the heroine, he achieved the unquestioned honor of being the best looking woman in the 




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Standing — Johnson, Curry, Mr. Schilling, Coleman, DeKay, M. L. Smith, Fitzgerald. 
Sitting — Radom, Poehlmann, McDonald, Strain, Honaker. 
Floor — Weimer, Armstrong, Madsen. 

house on four occasions and is reported to have been invited to three hops and a house party after 
the last performance by deceived males. J. F. Hines, '2.7, a veteran of three years Masquerading, took 
the part of the French Maid and did it splendidly, accomplishing even accent. W. R. Smedberg, '2.6, 
who was the vampire, Irma Peterson, is also to be credited with an unusual performance. 

Among the supporting roles that of Handley, played by C. F. Quinn, '16, and those of Travers and 
Hocking, the work of Gill Richardson, \y, and A. B. Scoles, '2.7, stand out as superior; while in 
the character parts, Marcovitch, played by J. D. Parks, '17, and Danny, by C. E. Conner, '2.7, and 
the Inspector, by Phillip Niekum, 'z6, were well in keeping with the general excellence of the show. 
The "bits" assigned to E. P. Southwick, '2.7, W. A. Southerland, \j, and I. B. Monahan, '2.8, were 
well cared for. 

All credit for success is, however, due to Mr. Pease of the English Department; other tributes are 
for additional effort on the part of other friends and members of the organization. Mr. Pease has 




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Strahom, Ladd, Dunn, Frank, Belden, Christie. 

coached the Masqueraders for a number of years and without him the Society would be all but help- 
less. Among the contributing friends, Mrs. W. D. Brereton is first for during the past three years it 
has been she who supplied the polish that was seen in the performance of the "girls." To Commander 
Field, the Officer Representative, go the thanks of the Society for the many hours that he sacrificed 
to make the show a success. Special mention must also be made of F. S. Habecker, 'irj, on whose 
shoulders the arduous duties of prompter safely rested. 

The sets for the show were made by Mr. Clinton Shilling of Reading, Pennsylvania, who has made 
the Masquerader scenery for eleven years, and who has come to make it a labor of love. Without 
him we would be badly off, indeed, as we would be without the very efficient stage crew that Karl 
Poehlmann, 'x6, led. Faced with the hardest series of shifts that the Show has ever had, they went 
through the entire season without a "bust" of any sort. 

The sign was a huge success. It was designed by J. T. Hazen, '2.7, and executed by the Juice Gang, 
headed by B. B. C. Lovett, '16. The stage lighting was the charge of F. W. McCann, '2.7, and in view 
of the intricate lighting plot that the script demanded his work was a peculiar achievement. 




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Properties were the care of C. C. Dunn, '2.6, and Gregory Ladd, '2.7, and to them must go all credit 
for the taste with which the stage was dressed. The Society is also greatly in debt to Mr. J.G. 
Valiant, of Baltimore, for the beautiful furniture that he lent. The cover design was the work of 
Fitzhugh Lee, '2.6. The program and finances were cared for by J. L. Woodbury, '2.6. In perhaps the 
most important "job" save Coach that there was to be done, Woodbury was a genuine godsend. 

J. M. B. R. Armstrong, who for three successive years played comedian roles in '2.3, '2.4, and 
'2.5, was this year assigned the difficult task of directing the '2.6 performance. His natural ability 
made his presence always helpful, and every afternoon found him ready to lend a hand with the 
monotonous rehearsals which were necessary to put the "finish" on the parts of the players. Not 
only did he give his efforts to directing, but he proved a valuable utility man to fill the many gaps 
which are always opening in the presentation of performances of this nature. 

R. B. Stratton, president of the organization, proved an efficient one, and made an excellent liaison 
officer in those many communications which were necessary with the executive department to ob- 
tain permission for members of the cast and gangs to be excused from drills. 




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President . . . . R. B. Stratton, '2.6 
Director . . J. M. B. R. Armstrong, '2.6 

Business Manager . . J. L. Woodbury, '2.6 



Armstrong, J. M. B. R. 
Benjamin, A. 
Black, F. L. 
Boorse, H. A. 
Buchanan, C. A. 
Burnside, J. L., Jr. 

Armstrong, H. J. 
Biddle, S. B. 
Boulware, J. W. 
Chittenden, J. W. 
Cortner, C. E. 
Daisley, R. M. 
DeKay, C. G. 
Downer, R. 

Belden, R. N. 
Catterton, M. L. 



Christie, C. G. 
Coleman, W. F. 
Curry, M. E. 



Dunn, C. C. 
Frederick, T. F. 
Fisher, E. D. 
Greenwald, J. A. 
Horne, C. F. 
Lovett, B. B. C. 

Fitzgerald, D.J. 
Greene, T. L. 
Gwinn, B. C. 
Habecker, F. S. 
Hazen, T. T. 
Hickox, R. 
Hines, J. F. 



Collis, J. L. 
Hornby, C. G. 
James, R. K. 



Frank, N. J. 
Garrett, K. H. 



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Stage Manager . 
Chief Electrician 
Property Manager . 

May, E. F. 

Mumma, A. G. 

NlEKUM, P. 

Poehlmann, K. F. 
Quinn, C. H. 
Smedberg, W. R., 3RD 

Hooper, S. A. 
Jelley, J. F. 
Ladd, G. A. 
Martin, L. A. 
Mathews, M. D. 
McCann, F. W. 
McDaniel, E. F. 



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Van Meter, R. 
Madsen, C. E. 



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Kellogg, G. H. 



K. F. Poehlmann, '2.6 

B. B. C. Lovett, \6 

C. C. Dunn, '2.6 

Strain, C. H. 
Stratton, R. B. 
Taylor, J. McN. 
Weimer, E. L. B. 
Woodbury, J. L. 



Parks, J. D. 
Richardson, G. M. 
Scoles, A. B. 
Seabring, C. S. 
Smith, R. M. 
South wick, E. P. 
Sutherland, W. A. 



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Radom, M. 



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Price, T. D. 




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THE GYMKHANA COMMITTEE 

Standing — White, Saunders, Cooper, Wall, Shaw, Hinds. 

Sitting — Home, Summers, Fradd, Grover, Meade, Black, Wolverton. 



THE 1916 GYMKHANA 

"DLEACHERS creaked, balcony swayed, and the Director fainted as the gaudy drum major led 
^~* forth his band of trumpeters destined to precede the grandest spectacle of the season — the 192.6 
Gymkhana. 

Then from the Eastern extremity of the arena dashed the monster of the ring belching forth as 
from lungs of bronze the order of the feast. 

And while he raved the sparks from ten swift flashing swords bespoke the fate of ten brave warriors 
of the foil until at last but one did stand, and he alone did live to see the swift eclipse of might by 
music. 

Within the ray of kaleidoscopic light two beings scarce were seen to move as glorious melodies 
emanated from mastered Key and Sax as Kreisler's famous Schon Rosmarin more famous still was 
made. 

Back the giant pendulum of thrills did swing from its harmonic height and swept the ace of nuts 
from his high perch to earth again, while his cohorts on wires electric and unsteady vied for the 
glory he had lost. 

Appeared a spot so high aloft which none save those with necks unhampered by the staves of 
dress could follow and from this spot did issue yells and chants. The clipper ship Antietam manned 
by every man a pirate bore down on gloom and luffed with decks reverberating with the ballads 
of the sea — then all was night and she was gone. 

Then, with the lull and hush our minds go back to our first circus days, when generosity prompted 
by the elephants' mighty frame bereft us of our peanuts, and mighty bearded lions to us seemed 
greater than the King of Beasts. We may remember, too, the big man who dragged us from under 
the big tent by our none too well reinforced trouser seats and just as we had nearly reached our goal. 
We were convicts then — now before us convicts rush, the gyrating gymnasts of the Gymkhana, and 
bring an added thrill with the amazing ease and rapidity of their swings from ring and bar. 

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collapsed under the strain of stamping feet and swaying forms intoxicated by the jazz of the U.S.N. A. 
10! All we can say is that we'll go where they go, do what they do, dance when they play and then 
be happy, for no Gymkhana is a success without them. 

As the night is breathing her last Stygian breaths upon the sleeping nymphs (but not the drags 
this time) the Sun proclaims the breaking day and leads the nymphs in the dance of morning. While 
thus they dance the ominous rumblings of the Storm are heard as from afar he dashes down upon 
the nymphs and scatters them with his fury and kills himself with his violence. The dance of love 
ensues while Sin creeps in to ply his mischief. Cupid hears and intervenes to immortalize love by 
vanquishing Sin. 

Having reached its height, the curtain falls on the main show. 

The National Intercollegiate Swimmers' Water Carnival proved to be the real side show of the 
evening. Fancy diving and swimming combined with the ridiculous brought thrills to the crowded 
Natatorium. 

In the Wrestling Loft the Club Buccaneer provided its many guests with perhaps the most gaudy 




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and complete entertainment ever enjoyed at home or on foreign shores. The "Ancient Mariners" 
hypnotized their instruments and played havoc with many hearts and feet until eight bells sounded 
like a death knell — and it was! 

In the Rigging Loft the First Class hop proved to be just one of the prizes to come with the grand 
ole Senior year. Music, fun, and refreshments galore kept the boys on the Cumberland awake until 
the mid-watch. 

On the main floor, hawkers and squawkers tried vainly to divert the attention of the gay revelers 
to things commercial. The doll man could not sell his crying babies because the "cute little paddles" 
were worth more than a dime in themselves, and who wants a crying baby at a party like this? 
The candy man yelled himself hoarse and all near him deaf, trying to purloin a measly dime from 
any prosperous looking human being, but his candy seemed to have clinging characteristics. 

Historically, the Gymkhana has suffered a complete metamorphosis, having been instigated in 
an attempt to provide a safety valve for the hilarious burial of Second Class Math. Gradually, the 
performance has expanded until it has become, not only a talented and rare exhibition of the prowess 





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of Naval Academy activities combined, but one of the most anticipated presentations of the Aca- 
demic year. 

The fact that the entire performance is conceived and perfected by busy men and with a very few 
rehearsals is no doubt enigmatic to the spectator. When cognizance is taken of the fact that the 
spirit of the cast makes things otherwise impossible, very simple, the secret is divulged. Just as the 
scrub team is always forgotten, as the line is lost in the glory of the wonderful dash for a touchdown, 
as the higher-ups get the greater credit for the performance of the subordinates, so the "gangs" 
lose out with the public eye for they are hidden away from sight. Nevertheless, some of the most 
heroic work, we may say justly, was performed by these boys who worked to pave the way for the 
star sights of the evening. Long before the actual practices, the Directors and Managers were search- 
ing sodden brains for an added inspiration and were begging each other for a glimpse of the light. 
The light comes somekoiv and the show is rehearsed somewhere and the audience catches the indomitable 
spirit sometimes. 

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 

P. M. Grover, 'i6, Chairman 
J. E. Fradd, 'z6, Asst. Chairman A. J. Hill, 'zj, Asst. Chairman 

R. H. Meade, '2.6, Business Manager 
H. G. Wall, '2.7, Asst. Manager P. H. Morgan, '2.6, Asst. Manager 



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TV /TUSIC at the Academy, . . . what does that phrase bring to mind? . . . the Jazz Band play- 
ing on the terrace on a soft Spring night .... the small informal gatherings in the rooms 

the Musical Clubs Show the long twilight evenings of Plebe Summer, when we 

foregathered for our singsongs . . . the discordant notes of victrolas turned on at reveille, .... 
even the Happy Hours on the cruises. 

Music does not occupy a large place in our life here — our every-day work and life is too much 
with us — but despite this handicap there are a few who manage to find time to devote to their 
music and, with their efforts, to amuse the others. Those men are always in demand. 

Considering the handicaps under which they labor, it is rather amazing that there should be here 
at the Academy the number of musical organizations that there are — and that they should attain 
the degree of excellence which they do. There is the Choir and the Glee Club — about as good an 
aggregation of male voices as could be asked for; — the U.S.N. A. Ten — idols of the Regiment, 
without whom, playing on the terrace on Spring evenings with the stars twinkling in the soft 
twilight, the romance of Spring and the impending June Week would be lost; — the Orchestra, 
without which the various Shows would be helpless; — and the Mandolin Club — always ready to 
add a touch of romance and color to the annual concert. All in all, considering the difficulties it 
has to combat, music here has attained a standard of excellence of which any similar institution 
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THE CHOIR 



npHE first born of the Regiment is the choir. It antedates every other extra-curriculum activity 
-*- of the Naval Academy with the possible exception of the extra-duty squad, by nearly a genera- 
tion of midshipmen. In fact, it was during the time of the sons of the original choir that the football 
team, the crew, and the Lucky Bag came into existence. In those days a cadet (Midshipman) choir- 
master and organist nodded the time over an old-fashioned reed organ to those who possessed power- 
ful lungs and a desire for self-expression in music. All the while some non-ratey youngster operated 
the pump handle of the bellows. 

In 1883 the old chapel was constructed with the distinctive feature of a choir loft in the rear. 
The choir soon became a first-class rate. And why not? The new loft offered seclusion and an excep- 
tionally good caulking space while the chaplain labored with the spiritual uplift of all hands. This 
rate existed even after the dedication of the new chapel in spite of the conspicuousness of the singers; 
it really made little difference about one's voice in those days. 

Any attempt at formal musical programs was unthought of; the function of the choir was to lead 
the singing of the hymns. They were often led astray! Bandmaster Zimmerman, the composer of 
"Anchors Aweigh," became organist in the new chapel and he invoked chanting which added con- 
siderably to the beauty of the service. This was in 1912.. After his death in 1916 the directorship was 
carried on by various midshipmen until after the late war. C. R. Kloman, '2.1, was the last midship- 
man choir-master. 

In 1919 Instructor Crosley, U.S.N. A., came here with a brilliant record as a musician and teacher, 
bringing with him a personality that characterizes him as a leader, not a pusher. His whole career 
is marked by successes in moulding and shaping large groups of untrained voices into finished chor- 
uses. His instant success here is doubly great, for every year the choir loses many by graduation and 
gains new material from incoming classes; thus he must start anew each October training and re- 
training a constantly changing personnel. 

At the outset Mr. Crosley held a try-out for membership in the choir for every man in the Regi- 
ment. With his background of musical education to draw from, the Naval Academy chapel services 
have been enhanced by recitals of sacred music by famous composers. These have been executed with 
such a degree of finesse and musicianship that the choir now enjoys an established reputation. The 
membership, which is about equally divided among the four classes, has been increased from thirty 
to about one hundred vocalists and from this group soloists are constantly being developed. 



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Top i?otu:-Bogvilo, Waterhouse, Darnell, Christ, Hutchins, Duborg, Junghans, Burton, Birmingham, Armhurst, Nelson, Jones; 
Second iJoio.-Gwinn, Scoles, Phillips, England, Zollars, Detwiler, Patterson, Broach, Raborn, Zarn, Riker; 
Third floui.-Winters, Mabley, Boyle, Halloran, Russell, Fradd, Meade, Grover, Ripley, Grenfell, Spencer; 
Bottom ftouv-Greenamyer, Evans, Buttry, Massie, Zemmer, Manville, Irvin, Mullaney. 

THE GLEE CLUB 

'""PHE origin of the Glee Club is not exactly known but it has been found that at one time the Mas- 
■*- queraders and Musical Clubs were all one and the same club. In 1908 this club divided and those 
interested in dramatics became known as the Masqueraders while the remaining members split up 
into the Glee Club, the Orchestra, the Jazz Band, and the Mandolin Club, forming what is now 
known as the Combined Musical Clubs. 

The Glee Club is a means whereby those of us who are so inclined may express ourselves in song 
to our heart's content and the discontent of our roommates. While many of the expressions we are 
about to make would appear highly exaggerated to a first rehearsal witness, the last of April always 
finds the Glee Club ready with some good numbers which we must admit are very ably and enjoy- 
ably rendered. As the Glee Club is the largest of the four clubs which go to make the Musical Club 
a success every year, it is called upon to carry a major part of the performance and as the Musical 
Club Show is one of the bright lights of the year the Glee Club has a rather hard row to hoe. The 
choice and rehearsal of suitable selections require a good deal of work and the time available for 
preparation is necessarily limited by the demands of other activities and sports. As not more than 
two or three hours can be given to this each week the training must be extensive while it lasts. 
Like the rest of the Musical Clubs it is one of these games where the participants sacrifice a good 
deal of time just when time is most precious, for little or no personal gain. 

We have been told and are quite ready to believe that no small part of the success and reputation 
belonging to this club is due to the untiring and sympathetic efforts of Instructor Crosley. It has 
come to our attention that not only does he personally supervise the instruction of the singers but 
has been known to be responsible for the composition of some of the music. 

In addition to their usual "Par excellence" part in the Musical Club Show, they have at various 
times tried short sketches and light musical comedy with very good results. In a certain Gymkhana 
they very aptly brought us back to the days of "Long John Silver" with some good old sea chanties. 
Now that we are about to graduate we're sorry that we have no more need of these stirring songs to 
add a little more attraction to an already attractive career. 

Just a little something to bring us back to the days of iron ships and wooden men when song 
was as necessary to a sailor as a canteen to a soldier. 



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Standi«ff:-Sweeney, Conrad, Biederman, Loeser, Hegeman, Harrison, Bird, Cooper; 
Sitting .-Joyce, Cornell, Greenwald, Dolan (Leader), Rodgers, Dunlap, Willingham. 

THE MANDOLIN CLUB 

r T" , HE Mandolin Club is a comparatively young organization at the Academy. The Club, organized 
■*- only a few years ago as a member of the Combined Musical Clubs, has, in this short space of 
time appeared in a variety of roles. The varied nature of the work is well represented in the last four 
performances of the Club. In these performances the members of the Club have been, in succession: 
Rickshaw men in the tea gardens of Japan, lazy darkies on an Alabama plantation, gay gondoliers 
on the rippling avenues of Venice — and, this year, a group of wandering Filipino minstrels. 

Such productions have always required much hard work on the part of the Club as well as many 
hours of work by individual members in their rooms. Many of the men have been on athletic squads, 
so that except for evening rehearsals two or three times weekly, a large portion of their work has 
as has always been, and will continue to be, a source of trouble to those who are not so fortunate as 
to be able to pick out the "toiminals" or to make the "pitcher woik the prob," but when the big 
day rolls around all worries are forgotten in the excitement of the show and everybody from the 
ratey striper to the lowliest plebe enjoys himself to the utmost. 

This year's show has brought about a radical change in the organization of the Club, a change 
which has been, in a- way, most unfortunate. The plan of having one big show instead of the former 
combination of the performances of the individual clubs rendered it necessary to make a severe cut 
in the personnel of the Mandolin Club in order to fit in with the general plan. With this purpose of 
cooperation in view the Club was reduced to one third of its former size, so that the present organi- 
zation numbers only ten men. It was a very difficult task to eliminate the other two-thirds of the 
Club and many good men were not able to participate in this year's performance. On the other hand, 
such keen competition cannot fail to raise the standard of the Club and make far better productions 
in the future. 

It is to be regretted that the Mandolin Club is not a year round activity, for in such a capacity it 
would be able to offer some means of entertainment, not only to the members themselves, but to the 
Regiment. At present, however, further expansion appears to be impracticable, although it is quite 
possible that the smaller Club of the future may be able to organize at the beginning of the academic 
year and thus be in a position to devote a part of its time to informal entertainments which would 
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Miller, Walsh, Klakering, Gliek, Mallach, Branson, Owen, Martin, FitzGerald. 

THE JAZZ BAND 

T TAVING. perhaps, more obstacles to surmount than any of our non-athletic organizations, it 
*■ -*~ seems remarkable that the Jazz Band has won the place it has among our activities. On the 
other hand considering the abilities of its members and more particularly those of its leader and 
director, "Al" Glick, its success seems to be more natural than otherwise. It stands and will continue 
to stand unsurpassed as a musical club at the Academy. More than one audience, both foreign and 
local, has been swayed by their interpretation of modern dance music and time and again they 
have gained the approbation of masters of Terpsichorean Harmony. 

At the Gymkhana they were unparalleled, their efforts in Smoke Hall have been hailed with 
acclaim, they made an outstanding part of the Musical Club Show and above all else those evenings 
on the terrace. Those delightful evening "smokers." Remember with your cap shoved back, a skag 
between your lips, a lazy breeze blowing and that big old moon shining away. And when Al and 
the boys started teasing one out. Maybe your thoughts were not so much of them. Maybe they were 
more of a pair of big blue eyes. But the boys were responsible and you were grateful. They may not 
stand out as the best thing the Academy has produced but they have helped more than a little bit 
to make for a better, a brighter and a happier home. 

The old system of individual playing has given way to what might be termed team work, and it is 
to this change that we attribute the rise in fame. With Klakering at the piano and Glick with his 
banjo we have a combination that with Owen, Fitzgerald, and Martin on the saxophones would be 
hard to surpass. But when we add to these the efforts of Mallach and Pollock we reach the zenith of 
rhythm and harmony. 

At home and abroad, the members have gained renown. They have played for all races and nation- 
alities in many corners of the globe. Can any other college organization claim this distinction? 
On Youngster cruise they were the delight of the young and the pride of the old in Copenhagen, 
Glasgow, and Cadiz. On Second Class cruise they were much sought for in Paris, London, Antwerp, 
and Rotterdam. Such became their reputation on First Class cruise on our own West Coast that they 
were so much in demand as to be compelled to limit their appearance to the more formal occasions. 

When we consider the short amount of time available for their practicing and with what ease and 
ability, to say nothing of good-will, they respond to our clamor for each and every kind of piece, 
we have to wonder. But they do it, and here's to them! 



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Standing — Shinkle, O'Donnell, Lahn, Anderson, Smith, Cavenagh (Leader), England, Weigle, Pollock, Wilkinson, White, 

Benson, Lampman, Hewins. 
Sitting — Groff, Lewis, Ashton, Branson, Mullaney, Benner, Davey, Busck, Haley, Jacobsen, Morris. 



THE ORCHESTRA 

npHE Naval Academy Orchestra from year to year has attempted to supply music of a more pre- 
-*- tentious and serious nature. It is composed of those who have a talent for music, enjoy getting 
together in the evening for a practice, and are willing to give a little effort toward the success of the 
entertainments given at the Academy. To many it would seem that this organization has more work 
than play. But nothing worth while comes without labor, and we prefer to do our striving at the 
beginning of the year and reap what we may in the final part. 

If you could attend one of the practices it would probably sound like this: "Piano, give me A, 
please." (Squak) "No. That's C." (Squak again. The fiddles, clarinets, all approach the resonant 
frequency.) 

"Now, everybody watch me, when I bring the stick down we'll begin. Ready Begin! Out! 

Terrible. White, you weren't with us at all." 

"Well, what piece were you playing?— the other one — Oh, my bust." 

"Weigle, stop that noise, you know better." 

"Hey, Cav, how 'bout an oboe part? This bassoon roundelay doesn't fit on my cornet." 

"Mullaney, give me A again. Good, only two notes off that time." 

"Let's try it again now. Groff, get more pathos in that line. I'm going to beat waltz time for this 
march. See if you violins can pick it up." 

"Well, time to go now. Goo' night." 

In spite of the impression one might receive, a good deal of work is really accomplished during 
our practice hours. This year we have been required to limit the membership to twenty-five. Through 
the worthy cooperation of Branson, our assistant leader, and the Battalion representatives, Weigle, 
Davey, and Haley, there has been organized an excellent orchestra. Mr. Peterman, the Band leader, 
has in no small amount contributed to our progress. Any credit that we deserve, however, goes to 
each and every member for the consistent attendance at rehearsals, and the actual interest shown in 
the organization. In order to coordinate with athletics, we have met at night, and have been hamp- 
ered only by the fact that studies and Academic routine prevent our doing all that we desire to do 
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Standing — Dolan, Cavenagh, Lee, Glick, Mabley, Klakring. 
Sitting — Poehlman, Woodbury, Busck (Director), Fradd, Eddy. 

THE MUSICAL CLUBS SHOW 

r^\UE to the fact that the Musical Clubs did not give their annual concert till late in the Spring 
this year, it was impossible to secure any information on their performance. As we go to press, 
however, the work of the clubs seems to be going forward smoothly, with every promise of a very 
successful season. 

This year a marked departure from the usual vaudeville type of show is being attempted. Instead 
of the hodge podge effect of past years, the clubs are this year to be worked in as logical parts of a 
general theme — for plot it can scarce be called. As planned, there will be a series of prologues, in 
which an old admiral will recollect the scenes of his early midshipman days on board the U. S. 
Brig of War "Comet" As he describes the scenes, the lights will fade, and, by a quick transforma- 
tion we will see the deck of this old Navy ship, on which the various scenes will be laid. The first 
act will represent a balmy night in mid-Pacific, en route from San Francisco to Manila — and here 
the Glee Club, in the role of the crew, will give a number of the songs of the old Navy, among which 
will be many from the Trident collection, extremely typical of that day and age. 

The next act finds the "Comet" anchored off Manila, where again the Glee Club will give a few 
numbers. Then the Mandolin Club is to be introduced in the guise of a coolie orchestra, coming 
aboard to play for a few coppers. The last act will represent the social aspect of the old Navy — a 
party by the officers on the same voyage, while in Manila. Here the Jazz Band and some special 
numbers will be introduced as Spanish entertainers, hired by the officers for the party. 

Throughout will be introduced as many of the customs and traditions of the old service as possible, 
and the whole show will be an accurate and picturesque representation of the Navy in the days of 
iron men and wooden ships. On this framework will be hung the actual musical performances of the 
clubs, which this year have already reached a high state of perfection. It is a rather ambitious pro- 
gram the Clubs have attempted, but from all indications, they will not only get away with it, but 
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~V7"OU know, men, one and all, we've had a mighty hard time in writing the preface for these 
-*- social activities. It was this way. The editors all disagreed on just what this preface should con- 
tain. Our organizations editor maintained that a social preface should include a few high lights on 
social activities, he was rather vague, but he insisted that the article to be well done should cover 

those activities of the Regiment which go to make happier week ends an outlet which makes us 

forget our academic troubles and finds us ready on Sunday evenings to make the best of another 
week. He was partly right, no doubt, but just how were we to include in a write-up of this sort any 
mention of the organizations who have done their bit to make our home happier? 

We pondered; we made dismal attempts; we tore them up. We referred the matter to a confidential 
few and received suggestions. Here is an excerpt from one of them in which we saw no possibilities 
without the usual amount of re-work: "As a rule, however, it costs money to enter society and un- 
fortunately the midshipman is sorely lacking in this respect. This lack is supplied by the Academy 
itself in that it presents a variety of entertainments to which a midshipman may take his guests at 
practically no cost to himself. With a little originality and the application of tact the midshipman 
should have no trouble in finding congenial friends outside the Academy walls." We appreciated 
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How were we to present with words a picture which tells of the hours spent by the Reception 
Committee, the Hop Committee, and the Class Supper Committee in making the short stay of our 
visitors more pleasant by doing the little things that count so much, and our own few hours away 
from the Academy more attractive by having something worth while for us all to do? 

It -was a job, that's all, and all we had was a plentiful supply of paper, ink, and paste, and a woeful 
lack of imagination with which to produce three hundred words. 

Of course we don't feel right in taking up your valuable time with our hard luck story; you 
probably have more important ones of your own to worry over. But, men, this preface was just 
naturally our Jonah. The editor, though, has become unreasonable. He would. And not being able 
to find any of our other attempts around the office, we have submitted this one to appease his insat- 
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Standing — Hannegan, Quinn, Hamilton, Dunning, Woerner, Bagdanovich, Shapley. 
Sitting — Forest, Kline, Flippin (President), Custer, Albertson. 

THE N. A. C A. 

npHE Naval Academy Christian Association is the oldest association of its kind in the western 
-*- hemisphere. It is generally believed that the first student Y.M.C.A.'s were organized in the 
University of Michigan and the University of Virginia in 1858, though it is an authentic fact that 
the Naval Academy Christian Association was founded in 1846. The second Y.M.C.A. in this coun- 
try came to Boston from England in 1851. The original Y.M.C.A. was founded in London in 1844. 
It has become one of the most widely dispersed organizations on the face of this old terrestial 
sphere. In the span of years since 1846 the services of our N.A.C.A. have been many and varied. 
Its achievements in giving diversified food for thought once a week are as precious gems which shine 
with fadeless lustre in the diadem of Service tradition. 




THE USHERS 

Standing — Leonard. Bird, Fisher, Lentz, Pratt, Graf, Sweetser. 
Sitting — Phares, Elliott, Dunlap, Sylvester, Smith, Scrymgeour. 







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Standing — Campbell, Weimer, Nilon, Willis, Ramsey, McDill, Johnson, Patrick. 

Sitting — Strother, Fisher, Grover, Greenwald (Chairman), Alexander (Asst. Chairman), Pirie, Weaver. 

THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE 

; I *HE activities of the Reception Committee have, within the past year, been expanded, organized, 
•*- and efficiently administered to a degree never before equalled in the history of the Academy. 
Under the leadership of an able and popular chairman the work of the Committee has progressed 
steadily and rapidly. Superb cooperation from the Executive, Athletic, and Commissary Depart- 
ments has been of great aid, while the whole-hearted support of the Regiment has been of inestim- 
able value in the entertainment of visiting teams. Praise and high commendation, together with 
a knowledge of doing well a good work, have been the rewards of the members of the Committee. 

The mission of this organization is the establishment of cordial relations with the schools, col- 
leges, and universities with which we come in contact through the medium of representative teams. 
This mission has been held foremost at all times. By bringing teams into close contact with the life 
of the Regiment it is believed that a better understanding of the life in the Navy will be developed 
in centers of learning throughout the country. In the furtherance of this idea, practical considerations 
concerning the comfort and happiness of the visiting athletes have ruled all others. It is desired that 
they feel at home while they are with us, and that their wants be fulfilled in so far as it is possible 
for the committee to do so. Many Midshipman entertainments, drills, and exercises have been at- 
tended by our visitors while the various interesting spots of the yard have been sought out and inter- 
preted to them. The members of the committee have considered it a joy to meet the men who have 
come to compete against us. This has gone a long way toward making the duties of the organization 
pleasant. From the standpoint of the other school it is seen that the friendly feeling developed in 
the Regiment toward such schools is another worth-while factor in the work. 

The activities this past year have been particularly marked by a spirit of close cooperation between 
the members of the committee themselves and between the various departments whose work is 
related to that of the committee. Nothing has been left to chance but close association with the 
teams has been stressed at all times. Improved methods of obtaining and disseminating information 
concerning our guests led to greater efficiency and a wider appreciation by all hands of the part that 
they play in our life here. 

It is to be hoped that this branch of midshipman activity will continue to grow and broaden its 
field. There is a more prominent place for it here than in the average college. There will never be a 
dearth of men interested in the work and with further development of the present spirit of co-ordina- 
tion, it should take its rightful place among our organizations. 




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Top Roiv — Klakring, Lindsley, Stuart, Ballance, Shapley, Carusi, Neblett, Henry, Curry. 
Middle Row — Keady, Cooper, Dunn, Raugh, Boughton, Le Hardy, Johnson. 
Bottom Row — Kern, Wells. 



THE HOP COMMITTEE 

"CON, are those two doing the Charleston?" 

^ And, Son — who might be anyone of the slicked haired, sword-belted individuals of the Hop 
Committee — darts posthaste towards the accused couple to determine their official status as regards 
the degree of eccentricity of movement. But being a reform worker does not constitute all of the duties 
of the members of said committee. There must be some tactful soul at every hop to gracefully explain 
to the hostess why her taxi was late, to introduce the unknown to her, or to explain just how it 
happens that Midshipman Gadget is dragging a Miss Somebody-or-other. There must be some witty 
person to keep those who look on entertained, to act as a waiter with the punch glasses, and to 
otherwise provide that homey atmosphere we so often read about. There must be some authoritative 
looking individual to keep the stag line in the center of the floor, to make bold speeches when a shoe 
buckle or some other bit of feminine apparel has been found, and to prevent any of the flaming 
youths from leaving the security of the Armory. There must be somebody to introduce the visiting 
teams — in spite of their oxford bags — to our drags. And we must have decorations — consequently — 
the Hop Committee. 

And then, too, there is the June Ball. No one ever realizes how much work is connected with the 
final and best hop of the year. Each class wants to make its June Ball a greater success than the pre- 
ceding one. Soft lights, long low hanging draperies, the lighted numerals of the graduating class 
combine with a kaleidoscope of feminine garments to make the most wonderful of vivid nights. And 
now must the Hop Committee perform its most arduous task of the year. Everyone knows the en- 
thusiasm shown by the Regiment towards football, but no one can feel the keen desire to see a foot- 
ball game that a middie experiences the night of the June Ball. If you have ever tried to keep the 
lower decks clear during skipper's inspection you can imagine the task connected with the June Ball 
in attempting to keep the "June-nighted" midshipmen in their assigned area. 

A member of the Hop Committee has not, as is thought by most individuals, a political job, with 
all play and no work. There is also the "bum grease." One may often hear a disappointed little girl 
say to her escort, "the old meany," or words to that effect. 





Standing — Anderson, Long, Flippin, Forsberg. 
Sitting — Burnside, Greenwald (Chairman), Meade. 



THE CLASS SUPPER COMMITTEE 

TIFE is a hard and prosaic game at the best. It is said by those who have passed along the road ahead 
J — i of us, that there are all too few incidents that loom up out of the mist of years after one has 
passed the sixtieth or seventieth mile post, things that still can be enjoyed a half a century after they 
took place, things that come back to make us happy again when someone says, "But say, old pal, 
do you remember " 

Here in the little isolated world that is known as the Naval Academy a man's class is, next to 
the Academy itself, the strongest bond that he has. Yet there is only one time in the life of any 
class when its members can gather all together, beyond the Academy walls, and cement the bonds 
of friendship, before the service call scatters them to the far corners of the earth, never to be again 
regathered in one group in this world, and with a large chance of being divided in the next. 

And so it may be that, in after years, "when two or three shall meet, and old tales be retold," 
some one will remark, ' 'But say, old man, do you remember the class supper at the Southern in Balti- 
more," and then from this one or that one will come fragments, . . . "Remember how 'Dubie' 

was adorned with floral offerings," and, "The music was worth a million," or, 

"Remember how all the gang crowded up so that the entertainers had to do their stuff in about a 

foot and a half of floor space," and so on as the high lights of the evening are brought 

forth and lit again, and the class supper is lived over again in all its glory and splendor. 

It needs no review here of the swift -moving events of that eventful evening to bring it all back 
to your minds. The chow, the music, the entertainment, the general sense of "belonging," of being 
"one of the boys," of feeling that, wherever you might meet again, each man in that room would 
be a true friend, who would do for you anything that he could, and share with you anything that 
he had — it was the kind of a function that will last in memory as long as there is a member of the 
Class of '2.6 above the sod or above the sea. The story would not be complete without some mention 
of the work of Jimmie Greenwald and his committee that first made the affair possible for us, then 
arranged the dinner, then arranged the program, then rearranged the dinner, then rearranged the 
program, and so on ad infinitum, till the finished product was spread before our delighted eyes 
on the night of the 2.1st of February, 1916, at less cost, by the way, than any Class Supper has been 
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Standing — Conrad, Meade, Lee, Parker, Goyette, 

Sitting — Greenwald, Burnside, Grover (Chairman), Eddy, Sylvester. 



THE CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE 

~\T 7HO said there ain't no Santy Claus? Who well, he ought to know. Every year about the 

" " time the leaves begin to fall, when the air is getting snappy, and when "colors" sounds recall 
from drill, a group of little boys who have heard of Santy Claus band together to procure a Christ- 
mas Card for the Regiment, something different of course, and after selecting one they know no one 
else will like, they strive manfully to circulate their choice of "greetings for the Yule Tide Sea- 
son," by the dozens and half-dozens, to those brave lads who will eventually sum up the courage 
to broadcast the results of their efforts to mankind. 

This year the Committee set out with the firm intentions of getting something better at a more 
attractive price. After looking over a number of excellent cards, any one of which would have satis- 
fied the most meticulous, in our mind, the card submitted with "snow," originality in assembly, 
and the painting of a new cruiser under way was finally chosen. Its selection was a hard one over its 
numerous competitors and we only wished that the regiment might have had all the cards submitted 
from which to choose their Christmas thoughts. The operations of the Committee were successful 
from a financial standpoint, the card costing but twenty-five cents, a reduction often cents from the 
cost of the card of the previous year. 

Although the price of the card was lowered, its quality, we think, was raised. Heretofore a good 
deal of the money paid for the card has gone toward paying for the elaborate glazed box in which 
the card came. This year we had no box, but a simple envelope which served the purpose just as well 
and permitted a lower postal rate. 

The card was condensed to two pages. The front folder had a beautifully colored picture of a win- 
ter night scene, with Bancroft Hall set off in snow and light, and the evergreen tree and the Japanese 
bell in the foreground. The painting was the work of Mr. Lee, the artist who did the color work for 
the Lucky Bag, being a picture of the Trenton at sea. An added feature was that this inner picture 
could be easily removed and had a border which lent itself to framing. 

The sales of the Christmas Card were excellently conducted by the second classmen on the com- 
mittee, one handling the distribution of the cards in each battalion. After the last penny had been 
counted and recounted, and the proceeds had been turned over to the 19x6 Lucky Bag, Jim Greenwald 
wore a $600 smile for days, while Paul Grover, our energetic chairman, breathed a long sigh of 
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Standing — Pottle, Perrill, Zurmuehlen, Parish. 
Sitting — Eddy, Lee, Boughton. 



THE CREST COMMITTEE 




AFTER Christmas of Plebe Year, the various companies elected the 
■L ■*- following men to compose the Class Crest Committee: First 
Company, Parish; Second Company, Perrill; Third Company, Potter; 
Fourth Company, Boughton; Fifth Company, Whelan; Sixth Com- 
pany, Pottle; Seventh Company, Lee; Eighth Company, Zurmuehlen. 
Eddy was chosen from the Class at large, and Lee was elected Chair- 
man. After working over several conventional designs, a working 
drawing submitted by Eddy was finally developed into the finished 
crest. 

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Standing — Flippin, Greenacre, Serymgeour, Johnson. 
Sitting — Nichols, Lee, Eddy, Sylvester, Greenwald. 



THE RING COMMITTEE 



ABOUT Easter of Youngster Year the companies selected men to serve on the 
-^ •*- Ring Committee. The following were chosen: First Company, Greenwald; 
Second Company, Johnson; Third Company, Sylvester; Fourth Company, Eddy; 
Fifth Company, Greenacre; Sixth Company, Nichols; Seventh Company, 
Perdue; Eighth Company, Serymgeour; and Lee and Flippin at large. Eddy was 
elected Chairman. The design for the ring was soon chosen, and by the Cruise 
the ring was finally selected. 



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"D Y many it is considered in poor taste to say that Barrie is whimsical or to say that so and so is 
-*-^ musical, or that this or that one has a sense of humor. There are several of these qualities that 
when mentioned cause the speaker to be regarded as rather an outsider, and perhaps there are some 
reasons for such regard. It might be that one who says that Barrie is whimsical tells all he knows of 
Barrie in that one word, and thus is barred from any intelligent discussion of him. It is unforgivable 
to express oneself all at once. 

And to say that another is musical immediately shows that one knows little of music, and so 
cannot be forgiven by those to whom music is vital to existence. For music cannot be expressed in a 
word, and to attempt to, indicates a misconception of its value. One would not say that a master 
violinist is musical. Imagine a man who after years of study and struggle, places himself before an 
audience to evoke in it an aesthetic emotion, and imagine someone saying afterwards, "Wasn't he 
musical?" 

And so with the words, "sense of humor." They cannot adequately describe all the phases of 
enjoyment that arise from appreciation of incongruity, satire, wit, nonsense, all the things that 
cause men to smile inwardly or outwardly. 

There are these things that cannot be talked about, being too delightful or intangible, or too 
much connected with THE HIGH PLACE. They are reverenced for fear that if we become too familiar 
with them, they will disappear. 

Yet it might be fitting to every now and then offer a tribute to the gods of humor, so that they 
may know how deeply we are indebted to them for keeping before us our own absurdity, and to the 
little gods of nonsense a bow for the meaningless. "And so, dear reader," we take pleasure in pre- 
senting for your approval the 1916 Gas Bag. 




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ERRATA 



Change The Gas Bag To read The Ges Beg. 

Change first line of the Errata to read Gas Bag. 

Delete clause pertaining to spots on mirror, substitute line one. 

Tan Cos sec. change to read Tan sec cos 

Delete joke He: "What can you play on that fiddle?" 

Him: "I can play anything." 

He: "Can you play a piano on it?" 
Substitute 

He: "Who was that lady I seen you with last night?" 

Him: "That was no lady, that was my wife." 
First line Change change to read Change. 
Delete Academic Grope substitute therefore Academic Group. 



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Insert "As a matter of record" after ship. 

Strike out the word "wife" and substitute therefore word "lady". 

Change I to read Me. Change tan to read 3cos tan sec esc. 

Add: The passage from Greenbury Point to Annapolis was made 
with comparative ease as our Navigator happened to fall 
in with a coasting merchant steamer, the Gov. Emerson C. 
Harrington, which was bound for Annapolis and be- 
tween the charts of the Harrington and the skill of our 
Navigator we arrived in utmost safety. 



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proofed, set in standard type, censored, approved, corrected, proofread 
and again set in type we, the Board of Editors, hope that no further 
copyright is needed to protect this section or whatever it is that the 
copyright does do to a publication. 

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He: "What'll you want for breakfast dear?" 
She: "You know what I want". 
He: "Yes, I know what you want, but 
you've got to eat sometime." 

He: "What's all the noise upstairs?" 
Him: "That's father dragging his heavy 
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It's easy enough to be pleasant 
When life flows round and round 
But the man worth while 
Is the man who can smile 
When his garter's comin' down. 



Minister: "And how is my little lad to- 
day?" 

Little Lad: "Sh-- not so loud-- dad might 
hear you." 

She: "Where's all your luggage?" 

He: "Lost it." 

Her: "What, lost all your luggage? What 

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VOCABULARY 

(Characters Listed in the order in which they appear) 
Liked (Fr. ravir - - to caress fondly) as in "He liked her in silk 
dresses." 

I (Pers. tjhrdbiijvsj) "Only in sing. exc. in exp. between the eyes." 
Would {Arab, would - - "to cry violently for") e.g. "She would al- 
cohol." 

i. Frank and John liked to play with boats, z. One 
day John's father said "I think you and Frank should 
go to Annapolis." 3. "That would be fine," said Frank. 
4. "The hell it would," said John. 5. John was right 

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Youngster Year 



VOCABULARY 



(Characters listed in the order in which they appear) 
Whole- (Lith. hole) as in "to hole in one"; also eagle. 
Played- (Scotch, plaid) e. g. "It was all played out." 
All- [Penn. all- "no Santy Claus") viz. Yes, Joe, but that's not 
all." 

i. Frank and John had been at Annapolis for a whole 
year and played all kinds of games. 2_. Now they 
were getting ready to go down to the sea in ships 3. 
You can guess how they felt. 4. "I bet 
we have a good time on the ocean," said 
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VOCABULARY 
(Characters listed in the order in which they appear 

Ready- (Scand. "coat and hat") as in expression, "Whose ready?" 
Wet-(Gr. S.A.E.- "to be damp") 1. Law. wet 2. Zool. wet 3. Obs. wet. 
Was- (Chin. Was, God of Static) -not to be confused with later 
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i. Frank and John had been at Annapolis two years 
when Frank decided to take a shower, z. He went to 
the shower and turned the knob. 3. Frank was tim- 
orous at first but John was jubilant 4. "I'm afraid I 
shall get all wet," said Frank. 5. "You won't get, you 
are" said John. 6. Again John was right. 

LESSON IV 

First Class Year 

VOCABULARY 
(Characters listed in the order in which they appear) 

Now-(Swed. vsaasv, mean "anyone but Ruth" e. g. "Now, Joe." 
Which-(0. E. witch; Norm, watch; Arab. Ingersoll) as "one which." 
Not* {A fgh. not- "later on perhaps") soil. "Not tonight." 

i. Frank and John were now first classmen. 2.. They 
often others thought of love. 3. Once John invited a 
girl to come to Annapolis. 4. Frank saw him with the 

girl. 5. He later asked, "Did I not 
see you with a girl last night?" 6. 
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Joseph: "What a nice hand you have." 
Josephine: "I'm sort of attached to it 
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Telegram from invited guest 

to host: — ! 

Wash out on line, cannot 
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THE PRACTICE SQUADRON 

Our first cruise was on the four great battle wagons that ply the coasting trade between 

Guantanamo and Hampton Roads, The Reina, the Cumberland, The Shakysides, and the 

Emma Giles. 

Seven hours after the Navigator had made landfall on the chart, we came in sight of the 

coasts of Magnesia. Many interesting liberties were spent on shore, the immense dairies of 
" „ Magnesia which produce the world-famed 

Milk of Magnesia attracting no little atten- 
tion. 

Our next Cruise, (and this was a dandy,) 
took us again to foreign shores after cruising 
up and down the coast for three days in an 
attempt to verify the Navigators expected or 
assumed position. We steamed into the Bay of 
Phosphorus where we enjoyed ourselves for 
several weeks among the Phosphorescents. 
We left on the Emma Giles, The Reina, The 
^/Shakysides, a °d The Cumberland for our nat- 
ive shores. Again the Navigator went wrong 
on his lines of position and instead of arriving 
at the eastern entrance to St. Louis, as the 

charts said, we made Hampton Roads late on a dusty August afternoon. 

Our next cruise was to foreign stations, as had been the previous two cruises. Although the 

squadron had been changed considerably from that of the previous years, consisting of The 

Shakysides, The Emma Giles, The Cumberland, and The Reina, we managed to keep the same 

navigator as on the two previous jaunts. Great interest (4^%) was shown in finance as we 

steamed slowly by the gigantic Banks of Newfoundland and out onto the broad Atlantic where 

after swinging ship for residual deviations, our Navigator lost his way. 

However, luck was still with us as we fell in behind a Merchantman bound for Sicily and 

two months later arrived in Sardinia which our Navigator was lucky enough to identify by 

the sign on the Post Office. 

Anchor fishing gave us ample chance to see the Sardines at work in the large schools where 

they live and learn and also gave us ample time for our Navigator to buy a chart to be used 

on the trip back home. 

We again set out for our native shores and made the trip up the bay without incident or 

accident. Our Navigator used Dog Reckoning for the greater part of the trip back (Dog 

Reckoning means taking a sight every three 

days by going out on the bridge and yell- 
ing. If you are too near shore, the dogs 

on shore will begin to bark and you can 

then steer out.) 

Coming up the Bay we relieved the 

watch as was necessary and Our Navigator 

shifted to Potato Navigation. (Potato Nav- 
igation, used mostly at night, consists in 

the Navigator standing on the bridge and 

throwing potatoes first to starboard and 

then to port. If he can hear them splash 

each time he knows that he is safe but 

when no splash follows he should steer 

out a bit.) (Cont'd on page 274). 





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"In every organization there are a 
few" — and upon that happy axiom 
was our club founded. Our member- 
ship, while large at first, was dis- 
mayingly reduced by such factors as 
isolation, climate, and the existent 
social liberties in ports which we 
visited. However, we admit this 
gradual extirpation of the species, as 
it were, without regret although re- 
gret has doubtless often been a com- 
mingled emotion. For those remain- 
ing we quote the quaint Swedish 
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TRIPOD SOCIETY 

"In every organization the 
majority" — but that's an- 
other tale, tho perhaps a 
mere detail. Our member- 
ship, while small at first, has 
been refreshingly increased 
by such factors as isolation, 
climate, and existent social 
conditions in foreign ports 
which we visited. However, 
we admit this sophistication 
of the species, as it were, 
with unmitigated joy, since 
undoubtedly joy has been a 
commingled emotion. Those 

who have fallen into our ranks we know shall remain, so for them we quote that quaint 
Swedish proverb, "Turn to forward lying." 

MATTRESS CLUB 

A poet or a plumber once remarked 
that in the life of every man who has 
striven, and to some degree succeeded, 
there comes a time when he is willing 
to pause in his toil and rest upon his 
laurels, or upon any other promisingly 
comfortable piece of furniture in sight. 
Our society has attempted to include 
upon its pillow those who considered 
their appointment to the glorious and 
illustrious rank of midshipman the 
inception of a four year relaxation per- 
iod, those who at early adolescence were 
willing to step aside that the younger 
generation might achieve its due, those 
disciples of Morpheus who have come to regard consciousness as both a silly and 
unnecessary sensation. How well we have succeeded may be adjudged by examina- 
tion of the above picture. 




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THE SHAKING TEAM 

Truly we may forget who fought and won 
the Battle Tshushima, we may forget the 
equation of the trajectory, and we may even 
forget to let the pictures "woik" our problems, 
but we can never forget those tense, breathless, 
heartrending moments of the Last Intertabular 
Shaking Meet where a sum total of one hun- 
dred thirty-nine apples and oranges was at 
stake. Never. If there be an ounce of red blood 
in your veins — (and a simple test is made by 
cutting the jugular vein with any sharp instru- 
-you will remember those few immortal minutes. 
Of Sam (Stainless) Sec kendorff for his stellar successes with scissors, of Red 
(Ready) Rule for his ruthless reprisals with rock, and of Peter (Peddling) Pyz- 
ick for his perfect performance with paper, honorable mention is hereby rec- 
orded. 

The Score 
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**The staff table was ruled ineligible for attempting to use stucco instead of 
rock. 

THE ARMY-NAVY GAME 

The great annual service debating contest was held at Ebbetts Field, Brook- 
lyn (advt.) amidst the violent cheering and shouting of the ticket speculators. 
Browne of Navy was the hero of the day, turning what seemed an inevitable 
defeat into a dazzling victory by an ingenious strategem. The 
Cadets in their argument had alleged that a Navy man had 
been seen on the street with a lady the night before. In 
his rebuttal Browne with exceedingly pleasing eloquence can- 
didly admitted that the allegation was true. This clever and 
unexpected retort so bewildered the Greylegs that they fled the 
field in hopeless confusion. 



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ame, nous avons the per- 
fect perfume, u parfume 
parfait"; created for you 
Madame by the ateliers of 
Paris. The petite boteille de 
Noir et Blanc, Sec ou Fort 
is the latest ("dernier") 
creation of our Parfeum- 
eures. 

A parfume, Madame, with 
an overwhelming vigeur in 
a Fisher body, Madame; 
prepared exclusively for 
you, Madame. The breath 
of Paris is on your boudoir 
table when you specify 
FooFoo "le parfume im- 
possible." Made of the 
juice of various fruits and 
vegetables and yet poss- 
essing an unearthly odeur 
that so far has remained 
unprecedented, Madame. 

FooFoo and Foo At- 
eliers a Paris Rue Par- 
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The School of the Dance 

Are you ever embarrassed 
when on the spur of the mo- 
ment you find that you have 
forgotten how to waltz . The girl 
is there, probably the only girl 
in the world to you, and yet you 
must be weighed in the balance 
and found wanting. 

Is there no succor, no relief 
for this appalling state of 
affairs? 

Let Dolly Graham and his 
Masterful Mob of Musical 
Maniacs put new fire in your 
eyes and new life in your veins. 
Learn the new Boom Drip Drip 
and the other popular dances 
of the age. 

Dolly Graham School 
of the Dance 



EXCHANGES 

He: "Who was that lady I 

seen you with?" 
She: "That wasn't no lady, 

that was my wife." 

— Colgate Banter. 

He: "Who was that lady I 

seen you with?" 
She: "That wasn't no lady, 

that was my wife." 

— Notre Dame Juggler. 

He: " Who was that lady I 

seen you with? " 
She: " That wasn't no lady, 

that was my wife." 

— Stanford Chapparel. 

He: "Who was that lady I 

seen you with?" 
She: "That wasn't no lady, 

that was my wife." 

— Brown Jug. 

He: "Who was that lady that 

I seen you with?" 
She: "That wasn't no lady, 

that was my wife." 

— Columbia Jester. 

He: "Who was that lady I 

seen you with?" 
She: "That was no lady, that 

was my wife." 

— Black and Blue Jay. 

He: "Who was that lady I 

seen you with?" 
She: "That was no lady that 

was my wife." 

— Michigan Gargoyle. 

He: " Who was that lady I 

seen you with?" 
She: "That was no lady, that 

was my wife." 

— Pitt Panther. 



PH1LLIPINO DRILL 

Come in and see OurPhillipino 
Drill. 

Recognized by the entire serv- 
ice as the best driller in the ranks 
of mess attendants. Right face, 
left face, all around the town or 
what have you. 

You can't beat us at this game 
of Uniforms. We make a special 
price to Midshipmen. Open 
Wednesdays and Saturdays and 
also Man, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 
and on Wed, and Sat, 

ROONEY TO ROONEY 
TO ROONEY 




Our Profit Sharing Club 
Plan 

Every Midshipman who buys 
a New Navy Sword from us for 
the small price of Forty-Five 
Dollars (45) , we will present him 
with one large Lithographed 
Diploma and will present to the 
class a present of Twenty Dol- 
lars (20). 

(2) Or if the Present to the 
class is not desired we will be 
more than glad to sell the New 
Navy Sword 
in question 
for the Small 
and insignifi- 
cant sum of 
Twenty- Five 
Dollars (25). 



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EDITORIAL 

Humor is like the dew that settles upon the pearly petals of the rose at dawn, and yet how many 
midshipmen possess it? Perhaps, it's true, not many. By a superficial and partial few it has been 
claimed that the chief cause is the food served in the Mess Hall. Such logic is misleading if leading 
at all — for what is more humorous than applying the designation "food" to that which we are 
served. Notwithstanding the averrments made by those who may know something about almost 
anything else, we maintain steadily, firmly, and unwaveringly that tho wit is rare — and it ever 
was — it is not yet extinct. In support of our contention we offer the following, which is a conversa- 
tion verbatim heard between two inmates of our institution. 

"Say, Charley, who was that woman I heard you were with last night?" 

"That wasn't a herd," replied Charley, much to the delight of all those who were just out of 
earshot. 




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W. C. EDDY, 1st Editor-in-Chief 

E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Business Manager 

W. C. EDDY, 1st Managing Editor 

E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd . Advertising Manager 

W. C. EDDY, 1st Art Editor 

E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Athletic Editor 



W. C. EDDY, 1st ... . Circulation Manager 

E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Office Manager 

W. C. EDDY, 1st Feature Editor 

E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd News Editor 

W. C. EDDY, 1st Exchanges 

E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Features 



Eddy, W. C, 1st 



Roach, E. L. D., 2nd 




W. C. Eddy, 1st 

Fitz Lee, 2nd 



Editorial Staff 

Eddy, W. C, 1st 

Athletic Staff 

Roach, E. L. D., 2nd 

News Staff 

International 
Roach, E. L. D., 2nd 

Academic 
Roach, E. L. D., 2nd 

Contributors 

E. L. D. Roach, 2nd 



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THESE CHARMING KNIGHTS 

Aichel Marlen 




Once upon a time, but that wouldn't matter any- 
way — for as Pansy always remarked, "One never 

knows — tho really ." She had lived in Wardour 

for two winters — people like Pansy always did. It 
became a habit with them. She was sitting on the 
floor now, playing with her false teeth. She was like 
that. 

The doorbell rang. She answered it; but not until 
teeth which were not her own had sunk deep into 
her gums. 

"You have a " 

"Yes I think " 

"But not for " 

"Well, it " 

"Of course " 

The last was drowned in the roar of the messen- 
ger's bicycle as it rushed into the Wardour night. 
She had lived in Wardour for two winters — people 
like Pansy always did. It became a habit with them. 
The telegram was from Mural of course. 





HE WAS GOOD LOOKING IN A SIMPLE 
SORT OF A WAY 



"Perhaps the twenty-eighth will do. Can't forget 
Gregory tho, he might have left earlier. Besides with 
you " 

Mural needed her, that was apparent. People like 
Mural were always needing someone. Still there was 
no use in getting ready now — it was only February. 
June week would come in June ; June week was like 
that. 

And here was Mural now; the doorbell must be 
out of order — doorbells were so appallingly discord- 
ant, one had to answer them. Mural was in uniform. 
He always was; that was how Pansy recognized 
him. Men were so much alike. Mural was good- 
looking, tho — in a simple sort-of-a-way. His nose was 
red, too, tho not from exposure to all kinds of weath- 
er, but from too frequent blowing. 

"Didn't I see you with Gregory last night?" 
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Npw Percival Denishawn Guantanamo Jones 
Was a Mid who was bloody and very high 

toned. 
While Peter O'Malley McPrintwistle Gish 
Was naught but an ordinary poor little fish. 

If stories ran true and we all know they must, 
It's up to McPrintwistle to make the big bust, 
But History repeats and the old time worn gag, 
Was pulled by Guantanamo concerning his 
drag: 



TIME WORN GAG IN QUESTION: "Who 
was that lady I seen you with?" "That was 
no lady, that was my drag." 




Lenine: "Qui est la dame que j'ai vu avec 

vous le dernier soir ....?" 
Trotsky: "Ce'n'est pas une dame, elle est 

mafemme". 





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The Best Story That I Heard Today .... 

The best story that I heard today was told 
me by Jo Splpft whom you will remember was 
the half cousin to Bill ("Battlin' ") Ppzfhh. Bill 
("Battlin' ") Ppzfhh used to be an old pal of the 
Mortimer Denties, The Denties of Bar X Fame. 

Bill with his usual wit and humor which he 
always mixes with his stories, stopped me on 
the street the other day and told me a right good 
story about good old Jon Vtfrtz, the old Jon 
Vtfrtz that used to ride with good old William 
("Buffalo Bill") Cody in his wild west show. 

It seems that the other day a colored servant 
of Charley Spzv was walking down the street 
when he ran right smack into our old friend, 
Pete Hhhjh. 

"Who was that lady I seen you with last 
night?" says Pete. 

"That wasn't no lady that was my wife," 
says Jerry right back at him. 

That's Jerry all over, just a good-natured 
fellow that helps make the world go round. 



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To The O.A.O. 

To your chestnut eyes of blue 
I swear my love, my O.A.O. 
And tho my voice should not 

ring true 
I'd shout my love, my O.A.O. 
So if the shadow veils the pike 
I swear my love, my O.A.O. 
I'll always be a red red Mike 
I swear to love mv O.A.O. 



I Wonder 

The other day 

I saw a man 

Walking down the street 

With a lady. 

Later I asked him 

Who the lady was, 

But he just 

Looked at me, 

And I wondered. 



2 ACT COMEDY 

Scene — The Fountain (Moore's). 
Characters — 1 Midshipman; another midship- 
man. 

ACT I 
1st Mid — ' ' I think I'll bone juice tonight . ' ' 

2nd Mid— "So will I." 

ACT II 
1st Mid — "Who was that lady I seen you 

sketching last night?" 
2nd Mid — "That wasn't a lady, that was a sine 
curve." 

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Whale Washed Ashore 

Many Finns Discovered 
But Few Naturalized 

The so-called residents of 
Eastport were startled out of a 
comparatively sound sleep at 
eleven o'clock Tuesday morn- 
ing by an unexpected explosion 
at the local fish market. Upon 
searching for a possible clue 
to the mystery, two whales, 
apparently brother and sister, 
were discovered on the prop- 
erty of X. Y. Zmbuni — now 
residing at the foot of Duke of 
York Street. Limited quaran- 
tine restrictions are hereby 
placed on his residence. Among 
the more important statistics 
gathered were the following: 

♦Length overall 32.17 

Length underall 32.17 

Displacement in salt water . . 

14.69 lbs. abs. 

Displacement in local drink- 
ing water . . 14.69 lbs. abs. 
**Net weight 00.36 

*Since there were two whales 
these dimensions may be 
■ multiplied by 3.5. 
**As no net was used the cor- 
rection for height of eye 
can be taken directly from 
table 46. 
When asked for a statement 
the hero began, "Who was that 

lady ," At this instant he 

fell, the victim of a heavy blunt 
instrument. At the time of go- 
ing to press he was resting 
comfortably. 



Books Received 

The Naval Electrician 
2 vols. - Bullard 

This is a highly entertaining 
and instructive novel through- 
out and the authors wit is seem- 
ingly inimitable. The climax is 
reached when the electrician 's 
wife questions him about the 
woman she heard in his room 
last night to which the electric- 
ian replies, "That wasn't a wo- 
man, it was the 
radio". We con- 
sider this to be 
one of the 
choicest tid bits 
of literature. 




Eminent Speaker Addresses 
Heathen Association 

An unthinking few may con- 
sider us fortunate to have had 
Dr. V. P. Tlavhx, V.M., K.C., 
A. A.O.N. M.S. address us upon 
"The Temptations of a Hermit 
Crab" last Friday, or was it 
Monday. 

After telling other witty stor- 
ies for fifteen minutes without 
arousing a chuckle, the speaker 
selected a hilarious anecdote 
about a woman who, when 
questioned as to the identity of 
the policeman with whom she 
had been seen, replied, "That 
wasn't a policeman, that was a 
Midshipman." Needless to say 
this brought down the house. 
We are sorry to hear that Dr. 
Tlavhx is about to undergo an 
operation on only his throat, 
but we hope that we shall have 
the pleasure of hearing him 
again sometime when he has 
lost his voice completely. 





Professional Notes 

Those who follow the ups 
and downs of our nation's ships 
will be interested to hear that 
the P.W. 6-26 which was raised 
only last week has again set- 
tled in the deep for a period not 
to exceed ten days. The P.W. 
6-26 was also assigned 50 
demerits as a matter of record 
by sentence of the court. Dur- 
ing the court martial the judge- 
advocate questioned the ac- 
cused as to the identity of the 
woman with whom he had 
been seen the preceding even- 
ing. The accused answered that 
it was too dark to have been 
seen. At this juncture of the 
proceedings the counsel for the 
accused objected to the strange 
behaviour of the senior mem- 
ber who had been stuffing con- 
fetti into the mouth of the 
second member for some time, 
thus rendering this unfortunate 
totally insensate. The court 
was then cleared and nine 
pretzels were served. 



Recent Transfers 

Ens. R. W.Byndt; det. U. S. S. 

Smoke, to U. S. S. Hall. 
Ens. P. V. Jrbxltse; det. U. S. S. 

Smoke, to U. S. S. Hall. 
Ens. R. W. Bnydt; det. IT. S. S. 

Hall, to U. S. S. Smoke. 
Ens. P. V. Jrbxltse; det. U. S. S. 

Hall, to IT. S. S. Smoke. 



World Affairs 

War declared ! All of Europe 
entangled in its meshes. Presi- 
dent declares war! (President 
can't declare war so Congress 
must have declared it.) 



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ATHLETICS 



HAMENEGGERS OUTPOINT ELI OARSMEN 

QUINTET OUTPUNCHES MATMEN 



The Hoi Poloi season started out with but two men back but soon however comma we got under 
way. The brilliant playing of Redfield at Main Drain, supplemented by Abele's cleverness at 
Mudguard spelled success for us as the season ended in the memorable encounter with The Chico's 
Three Cushion Hoi League. 

Fradd started the game with a mad dash down the track and with a clever fumble reduced our 
lead in the first period. Time out Chico's. Fitzsimmons starts play with a parry "a quarto" and 
Baker dropped three tallies from Supplementary Drain's position. Substitution Banks, Burnside 
Duerfeldt and Miller for Fradd. End of Period. 

The Stadium was hushed. An air of expectation hung over the throng as the two teams lined up 
for the last few minutes of play. Score Zero Zero favor Navy. Lentz back. Lentz sent forward again. 
Chicos shift line to meet impending attack. Attack shifts direction. Chicos nonplussed by this fine 
bit of strategy. Time out. Fradd for Eddy, Baker, Jones, Ritchie and Lentz. Time out Navy. 
Lentz, Ritchie, Jones, Baker, and Eddy for Fradd. Time in. End of game. Score Zero Zero. Offi- 
cials Jones, umpire: Jones, Refree: Jones, timekeeper: 



When Tobias 
)Pfsfh was at the 
Naval Academy 
he was famous for 
his wit and humor 
and perhaps no ex- 
ample is more typ- 
ical than the story 
which he recount- 
ed before the 
Fourth Class 
Breakfast, He told 
of a man who, hav- 
ing seen another 
man with a wo- 
man, accosted him later in this fashion, "Who 
was that woman I seen you with?" The second 
man replied with great dignity, "There was no 
scene." 

TOLLGATE 

THE LATHER WITH A 
REASON 




Year by year, 
inch by inch, and 
ohm by ohm young 
engineers are push 
ing where old en- 
gineers never dar- 
ed to push. The 
chipmunks are 
leaving their nests, 
the swallows are 
becoming bigger 
and better, even 
the little ants in 
the bread box (no 
drums) are wand- 
ering to new morsels. The question naturally 
arising is, "Why?" To which the answer is 
of course, "Yes, why?" 




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writers belonged to the clergy and 
their productions have but a narrow- 
interest. Fig. 165 shows this type of 
dry dock. It consists of a large structure 
having U-shaped sections, the bot- 
toms and sides of which are the reasons 
for the substitution of the double ex- 
pansion for the simple engine. How- 
ever, note that in order to properly 
compensate it is necessary to know the 
deviation and the occasion may arise 
for the use of grenades, dynamite, and 
guncotton. 

Excused Squad (4, 3); 
Sick in Room (2); 
Hospital (/). 



RHHHL, JOHN 

Nickname . . . "Thug" 




IT is by no means enough that an 
officer of the Navy should be a 
capable mariner. He must be that of 
course, but when the image of the 
target and the cross line in the tele- 
scope do not lie in the same focal plane 
within the instrument an error exists 
known as PARALLAX. Thus the de- 
viation may be reduced to o degrees, 
but the variation for the locality re- 
mains unchanged. The latter is not, 
however, accredited by the head of the 
State, but by the minister of foreign 
affairs. Likewise the distance between 
the leaving edges of a row of moving 
blades and the entering edge of the 
succeeding row of fixed blades is 
called the "aft clearance." 

Honors — 4 in 1 hand, jth in opponent's. 



PLFTHR, JOHN 

Nickname . . . "Thug 




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BUT the Italian people now went 
forward with the work themselves, 
keeping their beds about 6 inches from 
the wall and neatly made, with sides 
and lower end of bedspreads tucked un- 
der lower mattress, and lower sheet cov- 
ering' head of mattress, and chang- 
ing their shape by contracting in one 
dimension and expanding in the other. 
The value of this, computed for any 
value of v, can be used for connection to 
bells and interior communications, 
although the rolling of the ship is not 
liable to cause a person injury. 

Hospital (4, f); 
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AAJTH, JOHN 

Nickname . . . ''Thug' 



PHHHF, JOHN 

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"Und Trommeln und Pfeifen, das 
war mein Klang." 

"Und Trommelin und Pfeifen, Sol- 
datengesang." 

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hero." 

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SJLNV, JOHN 

Nickname . . . "Thug 




MNFHJ, JOHN 

Nickname . . . "Thug 



THUG is undoubtedly the finest and 
handsomest man we have ever had 
in the academy. He comes from the 
oldest and most distinguished family 
in Boston, Minn.; so we can consider 
having had such a notable personage 
as a classmate a unique honor. Natural- 
ly Thug is very attractive to women 
but of their incessant importunings he 
is never more than kindly tolerant. 
Withal Thug is the true and rare gen- 
tleman, his intercourse with all from 
plebe to admiral being ever character- 
ized by his inherent modesty, and his 
fearless probity. As a parting word we 
wish dear Thug the best of friends, 
every possible good fortune, and trust 
confidently that he will easily achieve 
those successes of which only such a 
sterling character is worthy. 










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DURING the association as roommates in Bancroft Hall, as ship- 
mates on the cruises, and as classmates everywhere, there has 
come into being a relationship absolutely peculiar to men who have 
taken the Naval Academy course, each phase of which is a University 
of Understanding whose graduates have really learned to know each 
other. They have scudied together; they have passed coal from the 
same bunkers; they have taken sights on the same stars; they have 
gone in company on "forty-eights" to Paris — perhaps even loved the 
same girls. It is this fine sense of understanding which permits of 
each recording so truly the biography of his roommate, and which, 
in the fullest sense of the words, permits us to call this fifth book of 
the Lucky Bag "The Class". 




IN LINE OF DUTY 



Robert Teanalljjr. 



1903 - 19x3 





Charles Baird Adams 
portsmouth, ohio 

''Candy" 



ANY bushes up yet? Figure on hittin' three or four 

■L*~ this week." Well, the bushes come up and "Ad- 
ams, C. B." isn't perched on one. Oh, he's got the right 
dope — expects the worst and the best happens (some- 
times). 

But this isn't giving you the data. Candy's got the 
genuine "Go-to-it, don't-give-up-the-ship" spirit, to- 
gether with a fine disposition and a wonderful appetite. 
There's been only one exception to the aforesaid. Once 
Candy found a cross-word puzzle too simple to ponder 
over so he delved into the mysteries of Bullard Vol. i 
(Theoretical). Candy's disposition, as stated above, is 
fine, should say the best. It's impossible to ever think of 
him grumbling, and it's the height of folly to imagine 
him getting mad. Plebe year he did get a little peeved, 
though — a First Classman offered him a whole cran- 
berry pie and he accepted. 

"Gotny chow?" Quantitively speaking, it's not the 
amount he consumes, but the number of times per day 
he craves chow. (What's the use, he never gets it). 
The story goes that an old gent caught him in his water- 
melon patch years ago, and murderously shot at him 
with a Springfield. Is that proof enough? 

Charlie (just for a change) has been thrilled by the 
strains of "Charlie, My Boy," "The Parade of the 
Wooden Soldiers" and a snake-dance on the Polo Grounds, 
but the biggest thrill will come when he dons that one- 
half inch stripe. 




IT is difficult to characterize Tom; he is everything: 
conscientious, short, reg, and unathletic except in a 
parlor. In this realm he has no equal. The only thing 
that prevents him from being a perfect Snake is the fact 
that during his four years with us he's been a Charter 
Member of the Sub-Squad. 

"Hey, Kenneth! How's swimmin'?" 

"Oh, Gee! I just woik and woik, but still I submoig." 

"I wish you would knock off calling me Kenneth. 
I am not a kid any longer." 

After his Second Class Christmas leave, some one asked 
him what kind of a time he had. "Well, I'll tell you; 
I had a wonderful time but had to watch my step pretty 
closely. I went to a New Year's party and the goils were 
so hard that they carried 'gats.' " Our little hero had 
lots of luck his Second Class year, but it was all bad luck. 
He had the watch Thanksgiving Day and Washington's 
Birthday, which naturally kept him away from the fair 
ones. 

"How about it, Tom; are you going to drag to the 
hop tonight?" 

"You know I am dragging. Why ask foolish ques- 
tions?" 



Thomas Kenneth Leigh 
staten island, new york 

"Tom" 



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Sub-Squad; 
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IZZY never took any prizes at aesthetic dancing, but it 
must be conceded that his attempt at the Dance of the 
Seven Veils on that momentous evening in October of 
1911 was a howling success, even if necessity did require 
that four towels, instead of seven veils, be used. 

Unfortunately, as aesthetic dancing is not a major 
pastime at the Naval Academy, Izzy had to revert to 
other fields, but his fame as a terpsichorean artist will 
live forever. The Radiator Club was ever enticing to 
him and, unlike most wives, he at last decided that his 
place was at home. Needless to say, he made a splendid 
wife, his domestic qualities fitting him perfectly for the 
home life of Bancroft Hall. 

Although small of stature, his capacity for food 
approached the infinite. Passionately fond of beans and 
lemon meringue pie, though never known to pass up 
seconds on the bread pudding. Never known to rise 
before late blast since Plebe year, and sometimes not 
then. Readily identified by the vertical and horizontal 
danger angles of his feet. 

"A friend in need" typifies Izzy. Always ready with a 
suggestion or a word of encouragement. An ideal ship- 
mate and a valuable acquisition to the Service. 




Erasmus Wilson Armentrout, Jr. 
rapidan, virginia 



"Izzy" "Raz" 




Arthur Howard Butler 
el paso, texas 

"Tex" "Pretty Eyes" 




TEX dropped anchor in Crabtown a year in advance 
and never missed a game at the Academy or a show 
at the Circle that whole year. Followed Plebe year with 
football, wrestling, and the June Ball. As "Coach" says, 
There are two ways to carry a football , " and Tex carries 
it the right way. 

Yes, he was a Red Mike, Youngster cruise, but the 

next year he well, just mention Wembley and 

London or that trip from Paris to London. Youngster 
year he was a mid-season entry at the hops, but when he 
did step out to give the girls a treat, he knocked 'em 
for a goal, and gave lots of little girls a thrill with those 
eyes. And say, do you remember his first words after 
returning from Second Class leave? "Men, she's a cold 
4.0." And so on until he gets that far away look in his 
eyes, and rambles back to El Paso. Then he comes out of 
it with a start, "How much pay does a married Ensign 
get?" 

"Hey, Mister! Do you think that man with those 
wonderful eyes ever stumped a Dago Prof?" Just ask 
any of the "faculty" . And so it goes on to the end of 
First Class year. Tex is an all-round man with a smile and 
he will carry on when he joins the Fleet. 

Hasta luego, Tex. 

Football, B-Squad (4, 3, 2), Navy Numerals Q, 2); 

Class Wrestling (4); 

Wrestling Squad (2), Navy Numerals. 

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Kenneth Wachter Benner 
richmond, indiana 

"Shorty" "Mo^e" 



IF you want to know why Grieg inserts a timpani in 
his "Opus 46," or who composed "Hearts and Flow- 
ers," Shorty will tell you. Second Class cruise Shorty's 
musicales on a tin whistle in C-105 drove away despond- 
ency and good nature. 

Since Plebe Christmas leave his heart has not been 
with us. After much investigation we found that one of 
the fairest damsels of the Buckeye State had influenced 
him to such a great degree that he can never recover. 

His fondest memory is the morning he passed out 
among his eggs at breakfast, and had to be carried to the 
Hospital. Ah, that was the time we nearly lost our little 
Shorty, for the unruly appendix nearly wrought his 
undoing. As it was, the undoing was done by the sur- 
geons, and when they had replaced the recalcitrant 
appendix, they let him join the Squadron at jolly old 
Cadiz. But the cruise was too much and Sep leave found 
Shorty back in the Hospital with the mumps. 

But you haven't heard the best yet. A popular meta- 
phor links Shorty and that last refuge, the pawn-shop. 
The discovery was made by the Medical Corps. 

"Let's caulk, Red." 

"Who in Hell's been fooling with that phonograph 
again?" 

Naval Academy Orchestra (2, 1); 
Class Crest Committee. 




RED was one of the few among us who really enjoyed 
- a midshipmen's cruise. For example, Joe and Red's 
wild journey in a taxicab through the city of Edinburgh 
would make even the most blase of us thrill again. 

In track Red stuck at it until he became the team's 
premier, and we might say in passing, only two-miler. 
All the others got tired after the first few thousand yards, 
leaving our Red the only contender. 

His only drawback is his voice and he would try to 
sing even in spite of the deck's concerted action to the 
contrary. His memory is good, and he is the possessor of 
a fine sense of rhythm and really the only thing that 
keeps him from being an excellent singer is the lament- 
able fact that he can't carry a tune even with the aid of a 
brazen lunged phonograph. 

The limited space and the censors prevent a further 
enumeration of habits, but anyway, you really have to 
meet him to appreciate him. 

"Married yet, Shorty?" 

"How much does an Ensign get?" 

Track Squad (4, 3, 2, /), aNa (4, f); 
Cross Country Squad (Y), Sub- Squad. 



Olin Perry Thomas, Jr. 
johnstown, pennsylvania 

"Red" 



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WEBSTER comes from that far-superior-to-any-other- 
state, Ohio. He claims that the state is excelled in 
its production of fearless men only by the excellent out- 
put of flawless young womanhood. Noah knows — he 
really has a taking way with all the femmes. He is, how- 
ever, wary of what is popularly known as entangling 
alliances. "I gotta watch my step with that girl or she 
may fall in love with me." 

Noah is an ardent advocate of the Middy Practice 
Cruise for many are the titbits that have fallen like 
manna from the skies due to his fortunate habit of sleep- 
ing with his face open just below the galley hatch. 
And in Europe he could sight-see to his heart's content, 
even if it did cost him many wrenches of the heart and 
much coin of the realm: escudos, francs and shillings. 

But athletics were his meat; you should see him with a 
lacrosse stick or a pigskin. From lowest man on B-Squad 
to A-Squad meant hard work, for competition was not 
lacking. And not the least of his athletic accomplish- 
ments is his noteworthy ability as a trencherman. The 
battle-cry of his messmates is that often-quoted shibbo- 
leth, "Don't feed the rock-ipes." 

Football Squad (4, 5, 2, i), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 

Plebe Crew; 

Class Lacrosse (_j, 2, ij, Numerals (j, 2, i); 

Class Basketball (j, 2); 

Company Representative (j). 




Hugh Powell Webster 
springfield, ohio 

"Noah" "Tartan" 




Thomas Muray Whelan 
stuart, iowa 

"Tim" "Willie" 




TIM with his sunny smile and Beeg Blue Eyes blew 
in on us fresh from the briny deep, and having 
already acquired sea-going habits, he soon made himself 
at home. His motto is, "Speed, dash, and accuracy" 
and he has tried it on everything from bumming skags 
to dragging femmes with more or less success. 

Plebe year after a little persuasion, Willie started out 
to make an oarsman of himself and, very much to his 
surprise, succeeded. Injuries Youngster year forced him 
out of crew but not until he had proved himself a real 
oarsman. His next attempt at honors was along a differ- 
ent line and not so successful, although it netted him an 
intercollegiate championship, and he was elected captain 
of our Ail-American Brick Dragging Team. 

Besides being a tea-hound and an athlete, he is a 
savoir. Einstein, and Edison, would have a run for 
their money if he ever crawled out of his little crib dur- 
ing study hours and stopped reading "Peregrin Pickle." 
When he does get started on some thing, though, stand 
from under for he is bound to come through with flying 
colors. 

"What's the package, Tim?" 

"Oh, just a few pink pickles." 

Plebe Crew, '26 Crossed-Oar; 
Crew Squad Q4, 5, 2, ij, N (j); 
Company Representative (2). 



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Joseph Lenoir Bird 
washington, district of columbia 

"/. L." "Baby" 



DAMMIT, another kind-hearted old lady just 
insulted me by speculating on my tender years." 

Yes, this is our Baby, but baby in name only. He has 
quite grown-up ways and he has been to Wembley, too, 
but that is another story; the story of a lass who loved 
a sailor, or rather, of a sailor who loved a lass. He agrees 
that the sweetest fruits are those he has to fight for. 

A disciple of the famous Ding Dong Bell and Rosy, his 
favorite pastime is hookin' 'em in series, and using 
'em both. Hence, that deep sea voice which has given 
many a Plebe the start of his life. Our hero is also given 
to music of a gentler nature. Hence we have seen him 
as everything from a corn-field darkey to a Venetian 
Gondolier in the Mandolin Club productions. 

Although class soccer has been a few jumps ahead of 
him, he has kept steadily after it. The Gym isn't unpop- 
ular with him either. His early years spent in the Wooden 
State have had no effect on his class standing; he just 
misses the stars by no Grease. 

Juice Prof: "Say, Mr. Bird, how did you get way up 
here in the second section?" 

J. L. B. : "Sir, I've been in the first section every month 
before." 

Juice Prof: "Well, you won't be there next month, 
see?" 

Mandolin Club (j, 2); 
Class Gym (2). 




YES, girls, this is our Willy. Although he spent a year 
and a half with the gyrenes in the Asiatics, it was 
not enough for him; so he gave the Navy a chance. We 
always thought he was Red Mike himself until he 
returned from Youngster September leave, when the 
far-away look in his eye along with his partiality toward 
red hair gave him away. Well, he nearly bilged as a 
result, but he got over it; now they come from far and 
near to see his collection. 

Anything by him beginning with "Now, when I was 

in the Marines " is generally good for a half hour, 

but is generally worth it. 

We have our doubts about the pen's superiority over 
the sword, at least as far as he is concerned, and his 
reaching for his sword is sufficient cause for a general 
evacuation of the room. 

Academics? He has been on the ragged edge several 
times, but he has an uncanny ability for pulling sat 
just at the crucial moment. 

Willy does not have much to say, pro or con, but his 
magnetic personality and good sportsmanship never fail 
to win him a place in the hearts of even the heartless; 
why, you ought to see his grease marks! And all this in 
spite of his fiendish joy every time he has to initiate a 
two-striper into the Masons. 

"No, thanks; never again after that party in Ostend." 



John Lester Wilfong 
yakima, washington 

"Willy" "Juan" 



Class Fencing (5), Numerals; 
Fencing Squad (2) . 



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VISUALIZE a boy with auburn hair, fair skin, round 
face, a look of determination, and of an athletic 
stature, and you have Don. 

In athletics, Don began with a bang by being on the 
victorious lacrosse team. It seemed as if he had begun an 
athletic career but finally Bridge caught his attention 
and it slowly lowered his athletic ambitions. He has 
that extraordinary musical talent which only he and 
Ted Lewis have. In the orchestra, one can distinguish 
that oriental tone of his trombone. 

With auburn hair, he naturally has that magnet 
attraction for the fair sex, and there are very few oppor- 
tunities to drag that he passes up. Dragging has a pecu- 
liar effect upon him because after she leaves he is in a 
trance. 

One might think from the above that he paid little 
attention to Academics but he follows that maxim: 
"Work while you work and play while you play." 
As a result he is among those in the upper sections. 

The name Brown is very familiar, but we are looking 
forward to seeing D.C. at the topmost rung of the ladder 
of success. 



Naval Academy Orchestra'^, 3, 
Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); 
Class Lacrosse (4, 3); 
Class Baseball (2). 



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Donald Cairns Brown 
rockford, iowa 

"Don" "Kojo" 




Luther Kendrick Reynolds 
water valley, mississippi 



Brute " " Sampson 




THIS introduces Dick Reynolds whom most of us 
know as Brute. He hails from the Valley of the Delta. 
When we first heard of him he was rather meek and 
unassuming, but later he showed his ability in pitching 
a baseball and even in the art of capturing the hearts of 
our fair sex. For that he was called Sampson. But never 
look for those long raven locks because, alas, they are 
sadly missing. 

To look at him, we see perhaps a future Admiral, but 
we tell him he made a mistake in not accepting that job 
as iceman last September. "Going South" is his favorite 
record, and perfumed letters tell us there's a reason. The 
cruise brings out the best in every man and we know 
that Brute stood his watches with the best of them even 
if he did long to man the rail in particularly heavy 
weather. 

We will always remember him for his lively and cheer- 
ful disposition and his ability to make and keep his 
friends, yea, even unto the last. 



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John Herbert Brownfield 
fort smith, arkansas 

" Sir Jawn" "Here" 



SAY, where 's my Cosmo?" 
Right you are; it's Sir Jawn crying for his favorite 
magazine. Our own little Jawn who left the wilderness 
of Arkansas to follow a career where he could catch up 
on his sleep. And he has; four years here have taught 
him how to get by with a minimum of effort. Three 
cruises, though, have taught him that a sea-life is not 
without its ups and downs. Let the ship roll once and 
Jawn will howl, "Look out everyone, here I come!" 
And all look out — except the starving fish in the sea. 

Whisk brooms have been a nightmare to Jawn. Only 
one thing else he dreads, climbing the rope. He is very 
ambitious — up to a 1.5. His hobby is literature, good or 
bad, with a dash of De La Fontaine thrown in. His 
creed, that of Omar Khayyam. At times, he participates 
in a gentle game of football; it gives him a good appetite. 
Surrounded by a group of Mexican athletes, a pack of 
Camels, and chow, he is in his glory, at which times he 
can relate romantic tales of leaves spent in Arkansas 
and Baltimore. 

He is in love, yes; but that doesn't explain his pecu- 
liarities. They are hard to explain, but maybe it's because 
he still believes in Santa Claus. 

Class Football (4, j, 2), Numerals (j, 2); 
Class Wrestling (4); 
Class Track (4, j). 




DRAW near my children and you shall hear the woe- 
ful tale of a mad career. Out of the mountains and 
over the plains to the place where the Severn in the 
Chesapeake drains. 

Into the Acs and out with 1.5; thus did our vaunted 
hero survive; for Bullard and Bowditch they had not a 
charm — a little of Cosmo won't do any harm. A bold 
free heart he was wont to be, but the Club waylaid him 
effectively. 

Into the mysteries of the Wagons of War; but after 
Europe, he came back for more. Of Paris, London, 
Lisbon, and Brest, strange tales could be told but it 
would not be best. 

Into the joys and the sorrows of dragging, and out 
with a justified preference for stagging. fie learned well 
the lesson old Epicurus teaches, and Chick when in 
action will practice what he preaches. Though outwardly 
damsels he seems to disdain, we have yet to see one that 
gives him a pain. 

A life filled with joy, work, study, and glory; but one 
other thing to finish this story. The Navy has given him 
much cause to gripe, but it won't be so long till his 
second stripe. 

' ' Whynell don't they write this damn book so a human 
being can understand it?" 



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Charles Richard Carroll 
butte, montana 

"Chick" "Judge" 




GAZE upon him. Is there any wonder the girls fall over 
themselves for one of his smiles? Jim appeared before 
us one fine June morning without a care in the world. 
Girls didn't worry him. He was a Red Mike who con- 
sidered girls and dances a necessary evil not meant for 
him. By Youngster year he had decided he was on the 
wrong track; but even that didn't worry him. He calmly 
stepped in and took the other fellow's girl. 

Adolph is a very able young man — able to get out 
of more work than a regiment could get into. It is said 
that Youngster cruise he went below and disappeared 
the day he embarked. The First Class found out he was 
on the ship the morning they disembarked three months 
later. Only he can account for his movements during that 
time, but don't anyone bet him that he didn't get 
enough sleep. 

Jim isn't lazy — he just doesn't like to be worried nor 
hurried. Any attempt at either leaves him perfectly calm, 
just as if nothing had happened. He will tell you he can 
do more work than two men if he has to, but he says, 
"why take the trouble to prove it?" 

He says he wants to go on the outside and is saving 
energy until that eventful time. He is a gentleman and a 
good mixer. If he follows his inclinations, he will have 
his million when the rest of us are two-stripers. 




Gideon Adolph Cox 
mobile, alabama 

"Jim' 




Joseph Marcus Stuart, Jr. 
owensboro, kentucky 

"Joe" "Stew" 




THE people of the Blue Grass State were the unfortun- 
ates who lost Joe when he decided to join the Navy 
and see the world. Since that time Joe has distinguished 
himself in many ways not the least of which has been 
his spectacular decisions over the Ac Departments. 
In this line all he needs to do is look at the cover of the 
book and he stars. He is one of the few people who get 
something for nothing. 

With the fairest sex, Joe creates more than the usual 
disturbance. When he is not digging his table from under 
the mail, he is borrowing stationery. Although Joe is 
very versatile in these matters, his heart is true and re- 
mains locked within convent walls. 

Leaves are the bane of his existence. Under this head- 
ing comes the never-to-be-forgotten Christmas leave of 
Second Class year when the W.O.'s forced their atten- 
tions on him, although he did his best to out-Com the 
Commandant, and out-Supe the Superintendent. 

Joe's athletic abilities were never made manifest until 
the company called for basketball volunteers when he 
rose above himself and gave all hands a treat. 

Of the cruises, Joe's claims to fame were standing one 
in Grease and his many escapades in foreign ports. 

In closing we may say that Joe was always a true 
sport and the best of friends. 

"The picture woiks the prob." 



Black N. 



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Mark Wellington Clay 
hutchinson, minnesota 

"Henry" 



STANDING off the Academics after a fashion, the 
hero of this sketch devoted the rest of his time trying 
to enjoy what there is to enjoy of life in a large Naval 
Academy. He gave the ladies wide berth and looked with 
outward disdain upon the Snakes, but we knew that 
secretly he would have liked to have been one himself. We 
have wondered if he was really wise in this matter or 
whether the memory of something nice back home kept 
him at the movies Saturday nights. 

Having formed an antipathy towards radiators from 
living in an outboard room Plebe year, he was usually 
out for some sport and seemed contented to eat toast as a 
reward for labor. At times the editor of the Log became 
sleepy or something and one of Henry's contributions 
slipped in. Many of his classmates have wondered where 
some of those terrible bits originated, never dreaming 
that their author was among them. 

A little bad luck Second Class year caused him to 
remain at the Academy during the Christmas Holidays. 
New Year's Eve found him in the Main Office making 
out the pap instead of furnishing material for the Sunday 
morning feature sections. Aside from this, his prison 
record is good. 

"Why, I am in step. 

Siuimming Squad (j, 2). 




FROM a little college town out west came our little 
boy, Nick. Five feet tall, but with a heart of gold. 
It did not take him long to gain the friendship of the 
regiment, because he is a natural possessor of all the 
qualities of a true gentleman. Nick is a many-sided man. 
He holds an enviable place in studies, athletics, and 
Academy society in general. Through hard work he has 
proven that a short man is not necessarily a draw-back 
in the sport world. His persistent efforts have given him 
a place on both the soccer and wrestling squads. 

But these are not the only sports he's "there" in; 
it is rumored that he is now very much at home on the 
sofa with a certain cute little jemme. When Nick entered he 
was rather bashful and shy, and a real Red Mike. Today, 
what a change! He attends all the hops, drags beautiful 
women, and they all come back for more. 

Nick has a warm heart and has proven himself to be a 
square, true pal and a real companion. He seems to be 
immune from all the undesirable traits of the present 
generation. For him we predict a great future — Admiral 
Nichols, U.S.N. , Class of '2.6. 

"Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle." 

Wrestling Squad (4, 5, 2), Navy Numerals (5); 
Soccer Squad (2), Numerals Q2); 
Class King Committee. 



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Stanley Gilbert Nichols 
madison, wisconsin 

"Stan" "Nick" 







THIS shy and blushing violet, this flower of our West- 
ern manhood first saw the light of day in Greenridge, 
Missouri. Godfrey is unalterably reticent about his 
history, but by dint of considerable sleuthing and heavy 
correspondence with the Authorities of his Podunk 
much valuable data has been gathered together. For 
instance: in the old days it was much talked of that God- 
frey had all the ear marks of a sea-faring man. He was 
often to be seen, clothed in oil-skins and sou'wester, 
on the bridge of his header barge, fearlessly navigating 
even the deepest mud of the region. 

Criss, when asked for what he considered to be the 
foundation of his success, said, "Hard work — and be 
turned in at taps." This is one of his outstanding fea- 
tures, his capacity for hard work at whatever he under- 
takes, be it Math, soccer, or rifle. His other most admir- 
able trait is his good nature, which has stood the rig- 
orous test of life aboard ship and at the Academy, and 
has yet to be found in the least ruffled. 

Good nature would suggest avoirdupois, but that's 
not the case. We don't say Godfrey is emaciated at all, 
never! We say that Godfrey has the old Navy Chest. 
He's tall (he says so himself) and handsome and, my 
word, look at his hair! Look at those hair! Handsome, 
no end! 

Rifle Squad (4, 2); 
Sub-Squad. 




George Godfrey Crissman 
greenridge, missouri 

Criss " " Godfrey 




Lawrence Hugh Frost 
fayetteville, arkansas 

' 'Jack' ' 




ONE June day in 192.Z there came on my deck in this 
home of ours a tall, slender lad from Arkansas, who 
had, just by holding up his right hand and repeating a 
few words, entered a world far different from his native 
one with its far famed "rocks and ditches." 

With his first greeting came a smile that wins his 
way into every heart. Repeated "Changing the name of 
Arkansaw's" and the hard blows of the Ac Department 
have not driven it away. Only once was it severely 
strained. For a year and a half he had been returning 
from class with an expectant look on his face and seldom 
it was that the expected letter was not there. But one 
day the blow fell. A piece of cardboard arrived stating 
that a certain young man would soon be receiving con- 
gratulations, and it would not be Jack, and he need not 
expect more letters. That almost finished the smile but 
Jack was brave and decided that since it had held one 
for a while it might hold many. He was right and since 
that day he has used it on all from English beauties to 
Admirals' daughters with such success that he need 
never worry where he is to spend a few days leave. 
These are two "don'ts" that should be remembered: 

Don't ask him to sing. 

Don't call him John. 

Class Baseball (4, 3); 
Tennis Squad (£); 
Advertising Mgr. Log (j). 

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YEAH, that's him, sitting over there on the radiator 
with his face in a book. Studying? Possible, but 
very unlikely. He may be boning the Math lesson we 
had two weeks ago, or plunging deep into the mysteries 
of internal combustion engines, but it's a cinch he hasn't 
the faintest idea of what today's assignment is. 

Maybe, you suggest, it's a love story that so fascinates 
our Robin. But you suggest that only because you don't 
know him. He is the original Red Mike; never drags, 
except occasionally, on Saturday afternoons, a certain 
Miss Springfield. 

It's hardly fair to call Crosser lazy. He's just different, 
or if you will, indifferent. Savvy enough to get by with- 
out studying, he bones only on rare occasions. "Why 
waste time boning when you can sleep? Lots of good men 
bilge, anyway." 

Gifted with a caustic tongue, he's in his element when 
he's giving the big razz to some would-be sheik, or 
violently denouncing the imbecilic author of some 
innocent, well-meaning text-.book. 

"We are thankful for this beautiful Sabbath 
Morning " 

"Like Hell we are!" 



Benjamin Robin Crosser 
east aurora, new york 



"Sleepy Hollow' 




RIP is one of the less obtrusive members of 1916. 
He has the happy faculty of resting his sound- 
producing organs at well-spaced intervals. The only 
lapse of this Irish reserve is when his remarkable nose 
for chow starts functioning. Rip will surmount barriers 
of color, nationality, sex, class, and age when a piece of 
fudge is the prize. 

Concerning Academic ability we believe there are 
symptoms of brilliance in spite of violent protestations 
to the contrary. Although he has individuality in most 
things, Rip runs true to form in one respect; he suffers 
from the Midshipman's usual inferiority complex. 

The subject of this keen scrutiny of the soul is endowed 
with considerable common sense. It is manifest in a 
judicious management of finances. We know of no one 
more eminently qualified to get rich on a midshipman's 
stipend. 

Rip minds his own business, is rather an Epicurean, 
has a good mind, doesn't lack self-confidence, is an 
ardent admirer of the Scotch, and is refreshingly demo- 
cratic. All in all, he is entirely worthy and possesses 
considerable character. 

Soccer Squad (4, 5, 2, 1). 



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Owen Taylor Rippey 
detroit, michigan 

"Kip" 




NATIVE son, and admits it! Need I say more? "Hey, 
Floyd, how about the three kinds of liars?" 
"Savvy?" "Sure. All we Californians are." "Regula- 
tion?" "Yes, but rather unlucky at times." 

At the end of Youngster year he made many changes 
such as scandalizing the Skinny Department by deciding 
that he didn't want their old binoculars after all. His 
serious attitude toward the Academics lightened con- 
siderably and he descended to such trivialities as running 
the Profs. 

After following the Red Mike persuasion in Crabtown 
society for two years, he finally came out in his true 
colors and showed that he was the Snake we had always 
suspected him of being from the amount and variety of 
chow arriving from the Podunk femmes! If we hadn't 
had the home town data we never would have recognized 
the changed Orrin at all. He surely believes in the saying: 
"Variety is the spice of life. 

He even carries the above motto into athletics and is 
quite the versatile athlete. Nevertheless he has made the 
training table and various awards despite the lack of 
concentration. 

Baseball Squad (2, i); 

Class Baseball (4, _j)y 

Class Soccer (2); Soccer Squad (1); 

Wrestling Squad Q, 2, 1); 

Star (4, 3, 2, 1). 




William Orrin Floyd 
healdsburg, california 

"Bill" 




Alvord John Greenacre 
chicago, illinois 

"Rudy" 




WHAT are you famous for, Mister?" 
"Sir, I'm not famous, I'm notorious." 

Having a happy disposition and being savvy enough to 
maintain an excellent supply of velvet, Rudy has few 
worries. Arguments are his delight; in the hottest debate 
he is always ready with a comeback. 

Not being athletically inclined, Rudy's two chief 
diversions are sailing and his cornet. Plebe year he showed 
his proficiency as a scholar of Knight by answering all 
the seamanship conundrums the upper classmen could 
propound. Greater experience has since become his 
through a cat-boat trip to Baltimore and the beaching of 
a half-rater when he forgot to tack off a lee shore. 

The cornet has been the curse of the inner court nearly 
every afternoon from drill until chow. If practice makes 
perfect, Rudolph will be playing for Sousa some day. 
There must be a lot of good music in that horn, for very 
little has ever come out. 

Being fairly reg, Rudy has been a stranger at extra 
instruction in Executive, notwithstanding his charter 
membership in the Order of the Corrugated Trousers. 
However, he has been most successful in helping class- 
mates to gain fame via the pap sheet. 

For two years Rudy was a real Red Mike. Second Class 
year saw a change and since then he has consistently 
dragged. 



Class King Committee. 



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Paul Michael Curran 
philadelphia, pennsylvania 

"Mike 1 



BEHOLD the peer of those who rise above the practi- 
calities of life to roam in that twilight realm of peace 
and tranquility, perchance to dream of the beauty far 
removed from this vale of actualities. 

He stands supreme among the happy-go-lucky of this 
world; never worries or troubles himself. His congenial 
disposition will not permit it. He gets a big kick out of 
life, and is an incurable optimist. This cheerful outlook 
received a shock, however, when he discovered that his 
ability to play soccer failed to keep him off the pap for 
non-reg clothes. 

As you have guessed by this time, he is Irish. The 
best nature in the world and an exceptional sense of 
humor are his. Finally, his consideration of others 
makes him a good fellow to all, especially to Plebes 
and under classmen. 

It didn't take an Act of Congress to make Mike a 
gentleman; he a Ways was one and you can always count 
on good old Mike's coming through for he knows what 
everything is all about, and is the original old standby. 

Sub-Squad (/, 4, 3, 2, /) 




WE cannot remember how, or precisely where, we 
first knew Gloom. Memory doesn't go back to the 
time when he wasn't there to raise us from the depths to 
laughter-ridden heights with his stories and caustic 
comments. Yet it seems that he first stole upon our con- 
sciousness with the story of the "virile equine" of such 
remarkable fame that it need not be set down here. 

The scene of that and subsequent episodes was laid in 
Russiaville. So many and so daring were the alleged deeds 
that we became convinced that Baron Munchausen must 
have seated himself about the village store, and laid his 
blighting influence upon the youthful Gloom. 

These flights into the twilight realm of the imagina- 
tion may be forgiven when we consider that the Lord 
loveth Gloom because he is a cheerful giver. He gives 
us of laughter and other less important things with a 
generosity which endears him to all. 

Let us here, at the end, whisper the secret that there 
is a guiding star (feminine) who steers our Gloom 
through all the pitfalls of existence. He hopes that the 
star will lead him to contentment, such a peace as would 
be ours were we given an old singing radiator, a tilted 
chair, and Gloom to spin us yarns until the end of all. 



Donald Lewis Mills 
russiaville, indiana 

"Gloom'' 



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INJURIES received in swimming during his Youngster 
year caused this youthful Adonis to spend a sojourn 
in the Hospital. Just this forced the Class of '2.5 to hand 
him back to us. And we received him with open arms in 
spite of the fact that he had already acquired that 
terrible name of "Diz." Because really this Southern 
gentleman is a living example of the old proverb "What's 
in a name?" Could you just see him standing by the win- 
dow, the luster of moonbeams playing over his counte- 
nance,' chanting with a trembling voice some esoteric 
sesames into whose mysteries we all crave to delve, you 
might possibly think that he had a slight inclination 
towards the following of his subtitle; and, gentle reader, 
you would be right. 

His craving for music and the light fantastic easily won 
him a place on the Hop Committee. He wears no man's 
collar! And during the swimming season we find him 
showing the coach how. He comes up for air long enough 
to inquire about the assignment for the next hour and 
then submerges again. If he's sat he's satisfied, and he's 
always that. 

Lay off him, women, he's a one-girl man! Panlo! 

Swimming Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (j, 2); 
Hop Committee (2, 1); 
Black N****. 




Louis Marcel LeHardy 

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 

"Di?" "Piddle" 




Ralph Halsey Linsley 
bristol, connecticut 

"Bub" 




VERSATILE — the word fits him in the proverbial 
way. In his walk, the same that he had when he first 
graced the Main Gate, and in his girls, tall preferred, 
he is the same. Never in love, as they say, Bub has a 
craving for variety and an insatiable capacity for mem- 
bers of the rarer sex. His stride is a combination of the 
stroke used on bicycles equipped with the latest New 
Departure Brake (made solely in Bristol) and a classic 
sway known only to himself. Unfortunately Ralph 
spent his first Plebe year in the hospital and had to 
start again; but we welcomed him back, and know 
he'll have no more sickness because each night Ralph 
does his bone-breaking stoop-falls. 

Enter his room any time and find him engrossed in a 
cross-word puzzle; it's easy to tell that he's contented, 
but should he be diligently boning, it's one of those rare 
occasions when the Steam Prof has treed him the week 
before. 

From ministering to the needs of the swimming team 
to caulking in the hammock nettings on the Cruise, 
Ralph is a firm believer in the saying "Never do a thing 
unless you can do it well." 

And again he is versatile — when he drags for himself 
no one knows whether she will be from Bristol, Cali- 
fornia, or Ostend. 



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Swimming (/); 
Hell-Cats (J). 




John Callahan Eakens 
hempstead, texas 

"Johnnie" "Tex" 



JOHNNIE had a difficult time during his initial month 
in white works convincing the other Plebes that he 
hailed from the Lone Star State. He didn't seem to have 
the line for which the average Texan is notorious. 

So quiet was he that he has refused to keep up with 
the modern dance steps and seldom attends a hop. He 
even earned a Charter Membership to the Radiator Club, 
which he upheld with high honors till he showed pro- 
ficiency at the racquet swinging art when drafted for 
inter-company sports by the Athletic Department. 

This does not imply that Johnnie is lazy, for he does 
not idle away many moments of a day, and when John 
goes out for a game or a problem, he applies himself 
diligently to the task and gets it. 

Johnnie placed himself in a serious predicament in his 
final years as a mid. His heart beat for two reasons: 

the love of his country, and the love of ■ . His 

foreign cruises did fascinate him a bit, but he quickly 
forgot the towers of London and dykes of Holland when 
the mails brought him an epistle or epistles that prompt- 
ed him to survey closely the number of days posted on 
the range indicators. 

"Hectoration, I've worked this Juice prob six times 
and got a half dozen different answers." 

Sub-Squad (4, 5, 2, z). 



IN the year 1903, on a bright and sunny morning of 
April (not the first), there appeared on the horizon 
the good blimp "Stork," bringing a ten-pound boy to 
the little village of Irene, South Dakota. Irene gave all 
she had to her noble son and as he was predestined to be 
a great man of this world, or the next, she was compelled 
to make a sacrifice, and here he is. 

He made Youngster leave, and ever since the Middle 
West has been a magnet for him. His returns from follow- 
ing leaves have been worse than before, and he has 
developed himself into a first class social secretary. 
Can't you just see her wading through all those daily 
books? He buys his paper by the bale. 

"Are there two S's or two P's in disappointed? I never 
can get that right." He has only one other handicap, 
and that is the fact that Lord Nelson was frail. Notwith- 
standing, we expect him to come through. 

At every reveille, "Sherman was right, War is Hell." 

Class Track Q, 2). 



Herning Nelson 
irene, south dakota 

"Torchy" "Lord" 



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THE Navy was not new to Shanny. He came to us 
from Anacostia, a full blown machinist's mate, 
which probably accounts for his occasional lighter-than- 
air moods. These are only occasional, however, for he is 
generally efficiently conscientious and conscientiously 
efficient. 

With the help of Bernarr McFadden, Shanny is out to 
excel Lionel Strongfort in male pulchritude, and we must 
admit that he has no mean start. To this end, he has 
been an all-year participant in some form of athletics 
to the benefit of his company, class and the Academy. 
An incipient cauliflower ear and a few bald spots on his 
head, found upon close observation, are living testi- 
monials of his athletic past. 

He has a tendency toward Red Mikehood, which, 
while not marked, is noticeable. His never failing good 
nature and willingness to please have had the effect 
of making his drags of the duty variety with the usual 
result. Moreover, we are led to believe that a steady flow 
of letters to and from a certain town in Ohio, has had a 
good deal to do with this unusual indifference. 

His personality and qualities have attracted a host of 
friends who are constantly seeking his company and 
advice. If adaptability and hard work mean anything, 
Shanny's success is assured, and we shall all be proud to 
have him as a messmate any time. 

Wrestling Squad (4, 5, 2). 




Harold Martin Shanahan 
erie, pennsylvania 

"Shanny" 




Mario Giovanni Vangeli 
erie, pennsylvania 

"Van" "Cheerio" 




IADIES! Gaze upon it, the one and only reason why 
-t Rudolph never became a midshipman; and small 
wonder, with Mario in the field against him. Even 
before Plebe year was over Van showed that he should 
have starred in "The Shriek of Arabia" when he es- 
corted three of the fairer sex. Since then a hop has been 
rarely pulled without Van's being somewhere within 
the Academic limits. 

With a broad smile that has genuine friendship in its 
wake, Van is always the center of much merriment. 
It was rumored Plebe year that Mario would emerge a 
star man but his knowledge seemed to be fading some- 
what as we climbed higher on the Jacob's Ladder of the 
midshipman's career; however, Mario will always win 
in a pinch with his enticing smile. 

Mario didn't devote all his time to society. He has 
won a name for himself among the Charter Members of 
the Radiator Club, and during the slack seasons we 
found him on the athletic fields showing his prowess. 

"Ah-h-h, you guys may think bananas were all I got 
out there but come up and sample the five-pound box of 
chocolates she just sent me." 



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Ramond Calvert Ericson 
butte, montana 

"Eric" "Lief" 



ERIC — native of Gopher State — stepson of Treasure 
State — learned to swim in Lake Superior — left 
rugged and picturesque scenes to follow the sea. 

When it comes to arguing, Eric will disagree with 
everybody on anything; seldom wins an argument, but 
never admits he is wrong. Until the middle of Second 
Class year, Eric was a confirmed Miguel Rojo. He still 
believes there is but one woman, and to the O.A.O. he 
has shown noble devotion. Eric's business ability and 
his efforts on behalf of the Log put his name on its title 
page and letterheads. He can do anything best with his 
pipe in his mouth; without it he would be lost. His 
study hours were taken up with writing letters, while 
in his leisure he played his mandolin, smoked Camels, 
read the Rubaiyat, and sang "The Ladies." Not satisfied 
with most forms of religion, he wants to investigate 
others for his own satisfaction. 

Whenever Eric let out a strained "Yea! Yea!" and 
flung both fists upward, it was a sign of triumph over 
some Juice or Ordnance prob. We have yet to find the 
meaning of "Cuckoo! Cuckoo!" 

Here's to Eric 

"Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why; 
"Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where." 

Log Staff (4, 3, 2), Business Manager (r). 



FRAZ left the lofty portals of Rutgers to answer that 
inward urge to do and die upon the bounding wave. 
Plebe summer saw him maneuvering the ladies — hence 
the quaint sobriquet. Then he became interested in 
athletics and dawdled around with various sports until a 
trip to the Hospital annihilated his ambition and entered 
him in the Radiator Club. His remarkable tenacity for 
that has been equalled only by his supreme zeal in hold- 
ing before him the vision of the O.A.O. , despite the 
many brave attempts made by alluring lasses to alienate 

his affections. Fraz and Kipling are at one there 

"I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener 
land." 

Second Class year brought a most startling jolt to a 
shining service record, due to a great misunderstanding; 
but his earnestness stood him in good stead. Then he 
steadied down and held the pace through the rest of his 
sentence. 

The boy is erudite — questions of the day are meat for 
him; his five-foot shelf includes such books as World's 
Almanac, Atlas of the World, Standard Dictionary of 
Facts, and Handbook of Chemistry. 

With the data-book in hand, he's bound to make a 
success of himself if only he can resist the attacks of old 
Morpheus. 

"Hey, Fraz — — Eureka! Yea, furlough!" 



Harold Albert Fravel 
cranbury, new jersey 

"Fra^' 



Sub-Squad. 



3M 




HERE you have a picture of a true Native son. To 
hear him talk, especially when we are having some 
rather bad weather you would be led to believe that he 
had made a great mistake by coming into the Navy; 
he should be selling real estate or be an active member 
of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. He never gets 
tired of describing the wonders of the California climate 
or setting forth the advantages of living in his native 
podunk. "Four hours travel one way and you are in the 
snow in the mountains; four hours in the other direction 
and you can go surf bathing." Had he been a trifle more 
convincing, I would have resigned and followed Horace 
Greeley's advice. 

Claude was never known to drag voluntarily, but by 
dint of much persuasion he would drag for a friend. At 
least he would at one time, but after several mishaps he 
became a one hundred per cent Red Mike. We always 
noticed, however, that when he did drag the girl had a 
very pleasant week-end. Maybe there was a reason out 
in California that prevented his becoming a Snake. 
Quien sabe? 

"Let's see your ring, Claude; what is written inside 
of it?" 




Claude William Haman 
roseville, california 

"Claude" 





Daniel Byrd Miller 
camden, south carolina 

"Dan" 



iy 




IN the dim but not distant romper stage our own Dan 
felt that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness 
as far as he was concerned meant the Service. So this true 
son of the South wended his way to us. 

Ye who peruse these dusty pages, picture if you can this 
tender youth as we first saw him: wearing an expression 
of woe and skivvies, surrounded by a conglomeration of 
gear. Thus the first step from South Carolina to "rail- 
road trou" and a shiny sword was taken. 

Dan does not care for the troublesome sex, not much 
more than a bald-headed man does for that lingering 
lock. Take an afternoon off sometime and get him to tell 
you about Easter leave Youngster year, or his second 
cruise. Second Class year, feeling that the Ac Department 
was under control he figured he was needed in class 
athletics. That is Dan, always there when needed. 

Being one of those who refuses to worry, nothing 
casts a shadow across this manly map; therefore, speaking 
of pleasing personalities, that is this cherub's greatest 
asset. You have been nowhere and have seen nothing 
if you haven't met him and his salty, carefree stride. 

"The engineer Smith who was killed was not from 
Camden." 

"Smile, Dan, and show your dimples." 

Class Football (2), Numerals; 
Class Water Polo (2). 



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George Moore Estep 
ebensburg, pennsylvania 

"Ben" 



AS seen from the above, Ben well deserves his many 
^A. second glances from the members of the opposite 
sex — those broad shoulders, those rosy cheeks, and that 
baby stare. How-the-so-ever, these glances avail them 
of naught, for he seems to regard them as a fifth wheel, 
as proven by the fact that he has the distinction of having 
dragged very few times; to be exact, once each year. 

Ben is one of those who always add to the humor and 
good-feeling wherever they are. One would have to 
look far to find a truer friend; he's never too busy to 
help another. 

Ben worked under a handicap with the Academic 
Departments from the first month of Plebe year, but 
always showed his spirit by winning out in the end after 
much hard work and study and an occasional re-exam. 
We will venture to say that this is the only phase of life 
where luck fails him. 

His fore-thought is very great as evidenced by his 
practice for the swimming test while in Holland. He has 
a great affinity for canals and farms. We think that it 
would be much better for him if he could make liberty 
in a country where there are no canals, and could practice 
running. 

"Three seconds late, Mr. Estep." 

Class Football (4, z), Numerals (1). 




FROM out of the West came this young Lochinvar of 
ours, the West of the wide open spaces where men 
are men. It was in fact the main reason for Freddie's com- 
ing east, following his undignified leave-taking of a 
military school. 

It is claimed that after Earl Leiderman read the glowing 
account that the sick-bay sent to the Bureau of Medicine 
and Surgery, he withdrew his pictures from the news- 
papers. It was at this crucial moment that Fred demon- 
strated his abilities as a politician and proved very 
successful. 

One of Fred's many ambitions is to spend a few years 
at College, claiming a much needed rest after such a 
strenuous career. There is room for argument on this 
subject, but there's one thing he's never beaten in, an 
argument — always right, never wrong, so we will have 
to admit the truth of his statement. 

He hated to study but had a peculiar ability to read 
novels and at the same time recite with the savvy end of 
the class. "What! Don't you see that? Fruit!" 

Class Sivimming (2); 
Tennis Squad (^, 2). 



Frederick Mackle, Jr. 
tacoma, washington 

"Fred" "Brute" 



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ON his first day in the Naval Academy, Chuck found 
out to his sorrow that there is a N.A. Regulation 
stating that midshipmen shall not have hair growths on 
their faces and ever since then he has been spending his 
ten minutes daily complying with that article. Probably 
it is that manly beard that attracts the ladies so much. 
Whatever it is, he has had his troubles with the talka- 
tive sex. Anytime you want to hear his sentiments and 
conclusions concerning "Co-eds" ask him about the 
"porch climber." 

Although he hit the pap on his first day in the Acad- 
emy, Chuck did not let it become a habit. He went 
through his first two and a half years at the Academy 
without walking extra duty, and it wasn't on account 
of greasing or being reg. It was just plain horse-shoe 
luck. 

"That was the night we went to Mandan. There was 
Jack, Otto, Kludt, Hank, and a whole bunch of us," 
and then he is underway again on another of those won- 
derful Sep leave episodes. 

"Say, you didn't see any of my mail hiding under these 
books, did you? I believe somebody is holding out on 
me, I rated a letter." 

Class Football (4, 5); 

Class Track (4, 3, 2), Numerals (_?, 2); 

Expert Tkifleman. 




Charles William Moses 
bismarck, north dakota 

"Chuck" 




George Calvin Weaver 
mill hall, pennsylvania 

"Buck" 




VENTURING forth from the land of brick yards and 
paper mills, after a year at Penn State, Buck decided 
to follow the sea. The choice proved to be a happy one, 
especially for the men destined to be his classmates, for 
he aided more than one over the turbulent waters of 
the Academic Sea. 

Bluebeard had eight wives, but there was only one 
lady entitled Mrs. Bluebeard at a time. Buck went the 
noted polygamist one better and held down two femmes 
at the same time with one class pin. 

The extra duty squad boasted no Pennsylvania- 
Dutchman his Plebe and Youngster years, but Second 
Class year found one of the Keystone State's largest 
frienschofdts represented. Not non-reg, but just un- 
lucky, as evidenced by two I.P.D. paps which furnished 
Buck with enough experience and first-hand information 
for a revised Landing Force Manual, and a treatise on 
Sunday School Lingo. 

It is his greatest ambition to have a day off with 
nothing to do. A pound of pretzels, a pack of Camels 
(for which he would walk the usual mile), and a Cosmo, 
and Buck is sitting on the world. 

"Dammit, use yer gonk!" 

"Let's see, when did I shave last?" 

Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, /); 
Assistant Manager Boxing (j, 2); 
Manager Boxing (2), Star (4, 3, 2, /). 

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John Patrick Fitzsimmons 
dixon, illinois 

"Fitz" 



SAY, Fitz, dragging?" 
"Yes, maybe — next June Week." 

But a glance inside his locker door would have relieved 
one of any doubt, for every leave added another to the 
Irishman's famed collection of feminine charm. He didn't 
do much dragging around the Academy, but his daily 
stack of mail might easily have been mistaken for an 
index of our foremost finishing schools. 

Fitz takes things as they come; worry means little in 
his young life. He has that happy disposition which 
enables him to see the humorous side of any situation, 
be it ever so grave. He is just savvy enough to enjoy a 
little velvet in all subjects and yet avoid the chalk and 
slip-stick battles with the first-section savoirs. Just enter 
his room anytime and you'll find this lad combing his 
hair, or writing letters, the latter being his ruling passion 
and most developed art. Why, he can write two cents 
worth any day, and receive a "Special" in return. 

Happy, Irish, and satisfied with life — that's Fitz. 

"Nope, you're all wrong, it isn't natural; I got that 
bump on my nose playing baseball when I was a kid." 

Sivimming Squad (4, 5), Boivling Team (2 j,), 

Navy Numerals (2, z); 

Class Sivimming (2, z), Numerals (2, /). 




THIS dashing-looking chap is one of the charter 
members of the Class, for he is one of the first of us to 
take residence in the barracks. 

"Yeh, you've heard of that big Notre Dame-Illinois 
football scandal? Well, that's where I'm from — 
Taylorville." 

A gifted lad in Dago, this little man is from the Middle 
West, but is at his best with a full pipe and surrounded 
by a group of soul revealing members of the Radiator 
Club. That pipe and his ability at the traps in the Jazz 
Band mark Joe from the throng. 

At the Academy Joe does not exhibit very Snakish 
qualities, but we know that on leave he is a mean man 
with the fair sex. Condescends to drag occasionally to 
help a pal out, and usually swears off afterwards. 

In the game with Acs, Joe shows a fighting spirit and 
generally after the chalk screen has cleared away, old 
Mai returns to his room with his own peculiar nasal- 
toned "Bilged cold again," and proceeds to chalk up 
some more. 

Joe threatens to leave the Navy; but in the Service or 
out, with his capacity for work we expect him to go far. 

"Hey, listen to this! Isn't that a mean break?" 

JaZZ Band (2, 1); 

Naval Academy Orchestra (4); 

Sub-Squad. 



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Joseph Francis Mallach 
taylorville, illinois 

"Joe" "Juicy" 




WHEN John Albert affixed his cognomen to the 
Naval Academy register, all of his fellow-citizens 
in the nearby hamlet, usually called Washington, gath- 
ered around the lone stove in the General Store to discuss 
the momentous question. Stillness reigned supreme, for 
the Sheriff had declared "An hour of absolute quiet" 
for mental reflection in honor of one of their most influ- 
ential townsmen who desired to fulfill his life-long 
ambition, namely, "seeing the world through a port- 
hole." 

Indeed, it was an occasion for deep thought, for, with- 
out Al, how could the clothiers advertise their latest 
and how would the Hawaiian Quintette play without 
its one and only ukelele. His ability on stringed instru- 
ments soon earned him a berth with the U.S.N. A. Ten, 
where he gained his reputation by playing a banjo as it 
should be played. Since then he has been in great demand 
for all the shows. We must admit that he can "do his 
stuff"; yes, so well that he became leader of the Jazz 
Band, which position he very capably filled. 

In spite of the fact that he was the only child, he has a 
very pleasing disposition, a magnetic personality, and 
an ever-ready smile. One just can't help liking Al, and 
that's all there is to it. 

JaZZ Band (4, 5, 2, 1), Leader (j); 
Musical Clubs (4, j, 2, 1); 
Gymkhana (4, j, 2, 1); 
Choir (4, j, 2, 1). 




John Albert Glick 
washington, district of columbia 

"Al" 




Carleton Grim Long 
pottsville, pennsylvania 

"Shorty" 




BEAUTIFUL!! Where's Beautiful?" Such was the 
way our hero was sought by the First Classmen in 
the days of Plebedom. But during the four years of "a 
midshipman and a gentleman" that child-like beauty 
has matured into a manly appearance and "Carl," as he 
is known by a select few of the fair sex, should be the 
pride and joy of that city back in Pennsylvania. 

Next to getting a new O.A.O. each leave, Shorty's 
chief hobby is finding a larger synonym for the word he 
is about to use. Although he has not risen to prominence 
in athletics, he has done his share, and remarkably well 
for a little fellow. For two years, he listed among the 
song birds; then, he gave his voice a rest, saying it was 
taking up too much of his time. But it really was a girl. 

There are several places on the other side that can 
boast of having had Shorty present, and can vouch for his 
having been at the height of his enjoyment. "And 'ave 
you bean to Wembley?" But that is natural, for Shorty 
is one who is capable of fitting the circumstances, and 
usually does. When you see a not tall (polite for short) 
man, with a pair of talking eyes, and you feel as if you 
would like to go up and chat with him, just go ahead, 
and you won't be sorry. That's Shorty. 

Class Soccer (2); 

Class Baseball (2), Manager (2); 

Class Wrestling (7); 

Choir (4, j). 

3 z 9 




Hamilton Hains 
bokeelia, florida 



'Ham" "Peter" 



THE point of all this putrid stuff is not to make you 
cry "Enough"; it's just to give you some impression 
of our hero's reputation. 

From Florida fair our Peter comes. His days are just 
deliriums because of girls — the fairest sort — who'll 
surely be his cause de morte. That far-away look in his 
brown eyes, that deep-drawn breath and all those sighs, 
those hands shoved deep down in his jeans, mean that 
he's in his home of dreams. Dreams of the fair sex, I'll 
avow, he captures them I know not how, perhaps by his 
admiring glance, or by the way that he can dance. "One 
girl?" I fain would laugh with glee; it's not one girl, 
nor two, nor three, nor four, nor five; it's many more. 
You'll see them on his locker door. 

Ham chose fencing as his game; as he goes at it, it's 
not tame. He pokes at you in manner rough with cries 
of "Stop," "Hold," "Got Enough?" His fencing gives 
him little edge upon the Ac Department's hedge; his 
three two gives him high elation; Peter's edge is 
"edgication." 

Ham's been with us long enough to show that he has 
got the stuff that others stand by and admire because 
he'll always get much higher. 

Fencing Squad (2). 




SAY, George, will you drag blind for me?" 
"If you get her picture I will." 

The picture came and he dragged, on looks alone, and 
I laughed and laughed and laughed. George Mundorff, 
the confirmed Red Mike, dragged blind! And listen, if 
you care to remain in a state of existence on this ter- 
restial sphere of ours, never mention a blind drag to 
him again. Once was enough. 

George is a water polo man, but unfortunately he had 
two setbacks in as many years. The last, a broken shoul- 
der, put him out of the swim. Rather than resort to a 
more inactive, though with many a more popular sport, 
namely, the Radiator Club, he chose to remain with the 
squad as manager. 

George has never had much real trouble in scoring on 
the Ac Department. His mental ability and stick-to- 
itiveness have made his game with that aggregation one 
of moderate work and easy goals. 

His knowledge-getter, coupled with his ability to bank 
it at interest, will some day cause his sleeves to give a 
glass-top, mahogany table an official and dignified brush. 

"Say, fellows, I hit the tree in Skinny last week — 
z.4," and we all dropped dead. 

Class Water Polo (4, j, 2), Numerals (4), Captain Q2); 
Assistant Manager, Water Polo (2); 
Manager, Water Polo (/). 
Star (2, /). 

33° 



George Theodore Mundorff 
new york city, new york 

"George" " Spark Plug" "Mundy' 




WELL, boys, here we have one straight from Norfolk 
where they raise sailors, so it naturally followed 
that he should continue to seek the salty air. Of course 
he says that he doesn't like it, but that doesn't mean 
anything unusual. 

Having been to a military school before he joined our 
forces, he knew how to be reg and took Plebe year as a 
matter of course. 

"All right there, you. Number two! What's your 
name?" 

"Hamberger, sir." 

"What else?" 

"Dewitt Clinton Ellis, sir. There ain't no more, sir." 

This lad knew how to play the Ac Department, too. 
They might get him at times, but he always came back 
with a lunge that registered a touch on the elusive 1.5 
on the end. Perhaps his training in the fencing gallery 
was worth while after all for he spent many afternoons 
in the position of "on guard" and "en avance." 

Did you say women? Well, they might mean more to 
him than they do, but he trusted one. That's the reason 
why, as he would say, "It must is." However, he honors 
them with his attentions at times, and is always ready 
to admit that they make .good company — if properly 
chosen. 

Class Sivimming (j), - 

Class Fencing (5, 2), Numerals (j); 

Choir (4), Mandolin Club (^). 




Dewitt Clinton Ellis Hamberger 
norfolk, virginia 

"Ham" 




John Barrett Taylor 
washington, district of columbia 




WAY back in 1^2.1. two men (?) entered this home 
for the feeble-minded. Both came from the same 
city and had the same name. One became famous. But 
as you have already guessed it was the other one. This 
one is just plain Jack. During Plebe year, Jack showed 
us how to get good marks without studying, and also 
how to collect the festive demo. He never took less than 
twenty-five at a time. Youngster year he took up poetry, 
but he lived through it, and stayed sat. Then came the 
fateful Second Class year and Jack's system failed. He 
had to bone at nights. When he pulled sat, he turned 
his attention to swimming. Any day he could be seen 
over at the pool. You see, he was on the squad, the 
famous Navy Sub-Squad, the only one of its kind. And 
unique in that it is easy to get on and hard to get off. 

Now Jack was a Snake. The music lovers who spent 
Saturday nights in the Armory listening to the band were 
often thrilled by his spectacular dancing. And he dragged 
quite often, usually from Washington, and he always 
starred. 

He has one hobby that few midshipmen possess: read- 
ing good books in his spare moments. Almost always 
when the W.O. paid the room a visit he would find Jack 
with his feet on the table and a book in his hand, either 
reading or sleeping. 



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Norman Alexander Helfrich 
east st. louis, illinois 

"Crisco" "Norm" 



AH! So this is Paris!" Thus our hero opened his eyes 
- and realized what a big, bright, wonderful world 
this is. Don't question him too closely concerning his 
trip to Paris as he sometimes becomes indignant. It so 
attacked his mental capacities that he patterned his Sep 
leave outfit from Moon Mullins. Of course, it really made 
no difference in East Saint Louey, as he simply told all 
of the cowboys that he was late of London and that was 
what the Prince of Wales was wearing. 

A Charter Member of the Radiator Club, a gifted Rom- 
eo with all of the latest fads on reducing the hips and 
rendering the calves impregnable sums up the life and 
achievements of this aspiring young embryo. A firm 
believer in the cause of our friends, the Crabs, 'tis said 
there is one he just can't leave— alone. "Hey, you, give 
me my Boncilla; I'm dragging." 

Savvy enough to enjoy life. Satisfied with the coveted 
3.0 which just simply comes anyway allowing him to 
get in some more good caulks which add a few more 
ounces to his rather-inclined-to-be fat body. 

"Well, today is Saturday; have all afternoon and until 
9:30 to celebrate on Rue de Prince George." 




IT is very easy to see where Whitey gets his love for the 
sea since he has descended from a long line of sea- 
going ancestors. His desire for knowledge and literature 
of the sea is well-known to us all. 

As seen from the name-plate data, he is a native of the 
metropolis, and, to say the least, he is proud of it. This 
pride is natural, since he is Irish, and there is no prouder 
race than they. 

Unlike the general run of the Irish, he is a cynic when 
it comes to members of the opposite sex. This cynicism 
may be based on past experience — who knows? He enjoys 
the unique distinction of having attended only one hop, 
and that, the June Ball of Plebe year when he attended 
for the sole purpose of getting ice cream. 

Whitey is one of those who is fortunate enough to 
successfully defeat any plans of the Ac Department. His 
savviness is not accrued by hard work but is one of his 
many natural gifts. He is never too busy to help those 
less fortunate than he, and Plebe year his room was a 
haven for the "Wooden." 

On the cruises to Europe, he journeyed to Ireland on 
the first available opportunity. We do not know whether 
there was a reason for this or if it was just his desire to 
get back to his native land. Go to the Gym any day, 
and watch Whitey perform on the rope. 

Star (4). 



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William Joseph Whiteside 
richmond hill, new york city 

"Whitey " 




BEN'S previous naval experience consisted of navigat- 
ing a few herds of cattle over the plains of New Mexi- 
co. But one day Ben heard of Annapolis, and was awarded 
the coveted appointment finally. 

To the average stranger, Ben appears quiet and re- 
served, and believes that a still tongue shows a wise head. 
But after you've been fortunate enough to win his friend- 
ship you can realize for yourself that he's a steadfast 
shipmate, and a good companion. 

During the first months of various years, Ben made 
one or two bad shots, and seemed doomed to head back 
to the range, but much to his surprise as well as the 
Department's and his classmates', he made his shots 
true, and scored bullseye's in several exams. Ben didn't 
bother with frivolous matters but came in and settled 
down with the serious intention of weathering the 
course. 

At sea, Ben is very much not at home. When the ship 
weighs anchor, Ben develops the first symptoms of mal- 
de-mer, and always keeps a weather eye, and clear path 
to rail, for Ben never misses a chance to watch a school 
of porpoises cutting their capers. 

"Hey, Mr. Kaiser, come down with a sea-going 
expression." 

Class Rifle (£); 
Expert Rifleman. 




Benjamin Franklin Kaiser, Jr. 
artesia, new mexico 

"Ben" "Pluto" 




Hartnoll Jackmon Withers 
kalispell, montana 

"Barney" 




AFTER Barney attained the dizzy heights of a "top- 
-L±- kick" with the "Devil Dogs" he signed the articles 
which made him a midshipman. From his chunky size 
and personal resemblances, he was quickly christened 
"Barney Google" which seems fated to follow him as 
long as he follows the sea. 

Being of a congenial nature and his conversation 
trending along such elevating lines, it wasn't long until 
he won himself a host of friends. 

As for athletics, Barney entered a manlike sport 
Second Class year with the hope of some day placing his 
name among the masters of his chosen sport. Barney 
somehow and somewhere got a notion to learn the mys- 
teries of the ivories, and pecks at the piano every chance 
he gets. 

If Kipling had consulted Barney he could have added 
several stanzas to "The Ladies." Barney has a way with 
the women and very few swains either in or out of the 
Navy could account for a grander total of feminine 
hearts than he. 

Barney remarks that the secret of his success in this field 
of endeavor lies in the fact that he acts as a big brother to 
them, and any young damsel likes a big brother. 

"It's a hard war!" 

Lucky Bag; 
Expert Rifleman; 
Sub-Squad. 

333 




HOLLY takes life seriously. Perhaps you're not con- 
vinced, to look at his smiling phiz, but ask him 
and he'll vehemently assure you. And if still you doubt, 
consider how he goes after that 440-record. Youngster 
year it seemed as though he'd tucked it safely away, when 
he chalked up a new Academy record. But records don't 
always stay put. Which is perhaps just as well, for it 
gives one something to work toward. "It's worth it, 
too," says he, and flashes that grin of his. Six months of 
training table with Olympic tryouts at the end are not 
to be despised. Of course, everything is not always sugar 
and molasses. There are, for instance, certain well-known 
ropes to be climbed. If you didn't know, you'd say there 
was Dago, too; but be not misled, Holly enjoys fooling 
the Dago Profs as much as he enjoys eating apple dump- 
lings with hard sauce, at which he holds the Intercol- 
legiate Record of three. 

Holly used to insist he was a Red Mike and for two 
years he did remain a steadfast Benedick. But one fair 
day he was lured from the straight and narrow into 
dragging blind and now 

"Well, last time I dragged a 4.0, so even if she is a 
brick this time, I'll still average x.5." 

Swimming Squad (4, ^, 2, /), sNt Q4); 

N (j), Olympic Tryouts (j), Navy Numerals (2); 

Choir Q4). 



. 



RUT'S time at our favorite Naval school has been very 
■ well filled. Athletically, he is holding himself down 
to six sports because you really can't do everything and 
do it well. 

He decided not to bother himself about starring but 
takes a spurt now and then to convince himself that he 
isn't dumb. His Missouri instincts are so strong that he 
has to demonstrate even to himself. Pop is very good at 
things mechanical. His innovations on some of the 
steam slips were so difficult that even the Profs couldn't 
understand how they worked. 

He dragged quite frequently and holy-stoned the Ar- 
mory deck on more than one festive occasion. His pen- 
chant for accessories is very extensive. You could have 
found your favorite toilet articles in Pop's locker, the 
third deck drug-store. 

Rut's craving for stunts early led him to join the Gym 
team and become a contender for honors on the flying 
rings. In the Spring, he turns to pole vaulting, and high 
jumping with equally good results. His desire for toast, 
trips, and a block N made him a total stranger to the 
Radiator Club. 

"I'll bet the M.C. has hidden my mail again." 

Class Gym Q4); 

Class Track (4), Numerals; 

Gym Squad (5, 2, i), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 

Track Squad (j, 2, /), aNa (j), N* (2), Captain (r). 

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William Weaver Rutledge 
festus, missouri 

"Rut" "Pop" 




OTTO'S first experience with Naval reciprocating, 
compound, vertical engines came early in his career. 
As the exhaust of a First Classman's steam engine, he 
was most effective. His exhausting was not confined to 
Plebe year, however, as any of his roommates will attest. 
He is able to explain, expose, or expostulate anything 
or anyone. His maxim is "Never trouble Academics till 
Academics trouble you," and although never actually 
caught at the dip, he had many narrow escapes. 

Greasing is one thing Otto has never been accused of 
doing. Regulations don't bother him; they merely furnish 
an excuse for griping. Absent-minded to the extent of 
leaving his entrance papers home when he reported, 
Orlin, with that one characteristic, has afforded those 
who know him much amusement. 

Don't judge his age by his appearance. Both are 
deceiving. As a concrete example: Second Class Christmas 
leave, he was asked whether he was a Sophomore or a 
Junior in High School. And as for the femmes, he isn't 
so strong. He will drag, even blind, as a favor, but no 
one has made a noticeable impression on him. 

Possessed of a fine sense of humor, a sporting disposi- 
tion, and willing to try anything once, he should have 
in store a successful future. 

Boxing Squad Q4); 
Class Baseball (5, 2). 




Orlin Lester Livdahl 
bismarck, north dakota 

"Otto" 




William Conrad Sprenger 
attica, new york 

'•Bill" 




IN Bill we have Edison, Einstein, and Marconi com- 
bined. Since leaving Rome, where he convinced his 
High School teachers that their educations were incom- 
plete, he has used the library to good advantage in check- 
ing up on the works of scientific writers. 

Bill has tried water polo, football, boxing, and soccer 
without finding worthy competition in any of them. 
His spare time has been spent in seeing how near he 
could approach the Olympic javelin record without 
shattering it. 

The girls have not yet discovered Conrad, for he 
swears in public, that he's a woman hater; but when he 
speaks from the heart he admits that they hold untold 
terrors for him. But listen! He's a demon on concentrating 
and when he does become a Snake we are afraid the girl 
won't have a chance of escaping. 

Bill states that there is no food like that of Sweden, 
and no drink like that of Spain. The North Dakota was 
his joy, and to manicure a steam drum his favorite 
pastime. 

"What's the matter, Bill?" 

"Aw, that blooming Prof only gave me a 3.8." 

Star (4, 5, 2, 1); 
Class Wrestling (2); 
Class Track (2). 



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Hamilton Wilcox Howe 
kenilworth, illinois 

"Ham' 



IT is a funny thing that Ham ever gets back from leave, 
and — well, maybe she helped him. After every mail 
there was trouble in the air if he didn't have a letter 
with a special kind of envelope. "Here's a letter from 
MUSIC NEWS." "Give me it" and Mid. Howe retired 
to his room, satisfied. 

The bane of this man's existence was the Ac Depart- 
ment. For instance, during Second Class year he had only 
one subject that didn't make him work. That subject 
was "el Espanol." Ham stepped out several times to 
make the old z.5 and then he came through with flying 
colors. 

Ham had a great time with the W.O.'s. After keeping 
some non-reg gym shoes in his locker for two and a half 
years he was finally papped for them! But, never mind, 
old man, we know who papped you. 

The favorite expression of this man is strangely differ- 
ent from Farragut's or Dewey's. It is: "What's wrong 
with this?" 

When he joins the fleet we are sure he will say as he 
reports, "I am ready." 

Football Squad (5, 2), Navy Numerals (j); 
Class Lacrosse (5). 




MUTUM est pictura poema : 
"Up from the South this rebel came, up from 
old Virginia's plain" to join that proud band that sails 
the sea's great deeps. "Behind him lay the fruitless clay, 
before, the bright road to Romance. He heeded not the 
call of these — he'd visions of the great expanse." 

"It didn't take long to find he'd gone wrong," but 
he soon forgot all remorse, and became a regular Plebe. 
Then came some study, which he did, but not well; 
and then some work, which he also did — he had to. 

On the Arkie he learned that the man who'd spurned 
the gob forever by his book had also some words against 
mids. Jack liked the Arkie so well that he didn't say 
farewell, and Second Class cruise, he again hung his 
blues in her little old "Hop Alley." 

Jack had a forty-eight in beautiful Scheveningen; he'd 
have been late to the ship, if it hadn't been for old Eagle 
Beak. 

Well, "our tale doth grow stale" but before you down 
that next glass, remember the name for future reference: 
Pohl, the Alexandrian Rebel. 

Football, B-Squad (4, f), Navy Numerals (j)>' 
Boxing Squad (4, 3, 2). 



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Harold John Pohl 
alexandria, virginia 

"Jack" 




:.. 



THE title "Midshipman" captivated Chet and he left 
the plains of Kansas to become one of the spoiled 
and pampered pets of Uncle Sam. He stayed, too! He 
survived Plebe year and Youngster cruise. Of course, 
at the end of the cruise came Sep leave; Chet returned to 
Kansas City and came near forgetting to come back — 
those dark eyes, that brown hair — Oh! he was still in a 
haze when he came back to the Academy, but the eternal 
Academics brought him back to earth. 

Plebe and Youngster years he was the mainstay of the 
B-squad till, one evening, he tried the lighter-than-air 
on the ladder and as a result received an injury to his 
knee that forced him to give up football. He was also 
given sick-leave, and missed Second Class cruise. 

Among classmates, Chet acts as graphite, he never 
creates friction; he moves fast enough, but it's just the 
way he moves; he's happy, kind, and sane; so far he 
hasn't fallen for the crossword puzzle craze. 

In regard to the femmes, we can't quite fathom him. 
After Youngster Sep leave a lot was heard of one, but 
he quieted down about Christmas. No more was heard 
of any certain one but dragging occasionally to hops 
kept him from becoming a confirmed Red Mike. It 
isn't because they don't fall for Chet; he just hasn't 
time for them. 

Football, B-Squad (4, 5); 
Class Wrestling (2). 




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Chester Arthur Kunz 
kansas city, kansas 

"Chef " Sivede" 




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Marvin Coleridge Parr 
hope mills, north carolina 

Skipper' ' ' ' Shorty 




SHORTY'S a member of the stags; 
Never to a hop he drags. 
But women fall for his "Ha-ha" line 
And all agree his dancing is fine. 

No, gentlemen, Skipper is not a Snake though he likes 
to stag it to a Hop and ruin the other fellow's evening by 
entertaining his girl. The song, "I'm always falling in 
love with the other fellow's girl" was written for his 
benefit. 

In case Skipper ever leaves the Service his ambition is 
to become a Congressman. Why? Just to pass a law allow- 
ing midshipmen more time between reveille and forma- 
tion. This would benefit others who suffer from the 
same terrible malady as Skipper — sleeping in. 

In these days of iron ships and wooden men, Skipper 
has proved himself a fervent apostle of the creed, "You 
can ' t keep a good man down . ' ' We say it must have taken 
a fighting spirit for him to win the usual i-5 in those 
terrible encounters with the Ac Department. 

As a shipmate few better could be found; every one 
likes a person who carries a perpetual smile and chuckle. 
Furthermore, anyone who knows how to make a real 
liberty in Antwerp or Lisbon is a member of our gang, 
eh, Skipper? 



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Henry Harrison G'Sell 
kansas city, missouri 

"Gi%ell" "Hank" 



BEHOLD what brings the sweet young things to 
Crabtown! Hank certainly must be a connoisseur 
of feminine tactics for, besides the girl in Baltimore and 
the one "somewhere farther on," the Missouri 
woods must be full of them. That is, if his reputation 
as a Snake is good for anything. 

With the exception of Dago, the Academics have held 
no terrors for him. The fact is, he has used his Mathy 
brain to the good advantage of many of his sinking 
classmates. 

His favorite sport is Bridge, but when he is not holding 
the cards he is usually holding the sheet and tiller of a 
sailboat. His memorable cruise in a catboat, which 
others besides himself know of, will not be soon for- 
gotten. "Rain? Well, it surely did!" 

It is hard to understand why we have always asso- 
ciated Missouri with the mule when we think of Hank. 
The only resemblance which he bears to one is in his 
strength and sturdiness. 

His pleasant disposition has made him a real classmate 
and a friend of all. 

Class Water Polo (V). 




WE have not yet begun to fight," as John Paul Jones 
said, is the spirit of Zirk. His never-failing pres- 
ence in the pool every afternoon gives plenty of evidence 
of that. One would really think that he was earnestly 
preparing himself for Submarine service. He knows that 
only persistent training will earn him a berth on the 
Sub-Squad. It is unfortunate that his name begins at the 
wrong end of the alphabet because when in the Navy 
line (waiting line) he is usually last. But that doesn't 
worry Earl, he has made his Academic record stand at 
the other end of the list. This all goes to show that he 
has the proper Navy spirit. 

Evidently Youngster leave wasn't as successful for 
him as for most Youngsters because he forgot to make 
Second Class leave. We cannot, however, call him a Red 
Mike because dancing and Baltimore have quite an 
attraction for him. 

Ambitious? Energetic? Gosh! you would not believe 
it, but reveille and stoop falls are as necessary and regular 
for him as chow. The day is old for him at late blast; 
ask his roommates. 

Choir (4); 

Class Wrestling (4); 

Sub-Squad. 



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Earl Blair Zirkle 
garden city, kansas 

Zirk 




SWEETNESS and Lightness"; mostly "Lightness." 
And why — who wore white service instead of 
blues? Who made his bed every Saturday morning? 
Who tried to prove the right hand rule with the left 
hand? And who always entered the wrong room? Is he 
savvy? I'll say he is! Why, he can prove a circle is a 
straight line, curved with a hole in the middle, and he 
gave extra instruction for the Profs. Does he slant a 
mean eye? I'll say he does! Why, he can pull the sights 
across the Bullseye and make Buffalo Bill look like a 
beginner. You should see his medals for shooting. Being 
so light, it was necessary for him to take up some exercise 
to keep him down among us, so he chose bowling as the 
big ball reminded him of what he lacked. Although he 
is quite the successful bowler he has failed in inculcating 
the characteristics of the bowling ball. Helium came to 
us from Ohio State, where he was taking a course in 
"Pig Raising," but since his stay at the Naval Academy 
he has decided to go to Florida and raise peanuts to 
feed midshipmen. He thinks it will be a profitable busi- 
ness. And — oh, yes, girls! he's a Red Mike; tried and 
trustworthy. 

Expert Rifleman; 

Rifle Squad (4, 5, 2, 1), Navy Numerals Q); 

Black N. 




Welford Charles Blinn 
new smyrna, florida 

"Helium" 




Charles Lorain Carpenter 
wilkinsburg, pennsylvania 

' 'Chuck' ' "Kid Carp 




CHUCK came to us from Pitt. There he was a member 
of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and a track 
man of no mean ability. It happened in the course of his 
track career that he once had occasion to visit the Naval 
Academy. Here for the first time in his life he saw mid- 
shipmen, blue-and-gold clad midshipmen; so fine, 
and so sportsmanlike were these midshipmen that Carp 
gave his Congressman no rest until he had been made one 
of them. 

Carp's biggest roles at the Academy were track, hops, 
and cold showers. Coincidently, in track events his 
competitors run with him; at hops, the drags run after 
him; and in his after-reveille showers, the cold water 
runs over him. So we adjudge him the Naval Academy's 
champion all-round runner. 

Socially, with his ready smile, he gets by big. 
Physically, one need only ask to see his numerous medals. 
Mentally, he laughs at the Academic Department while 
his roommates bilge. And morally, he goes to Chapel 
every Sunday whether he has to or not. 

"Oh, say, Carpenter, have you heard the latest?" 

"No, what is it?" 

"Why, there is a track meet the Saturday before Easter. 

"Well, I'll be darned. And I wanted to go home for 
Easter Leave." 

Track Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), aNa (4), Navy Numerals (j); 
Expert Rifleman, Black N *. 

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Justus Rogers Armstrong 
rogersville, tennessee 



"Red" "Rouge" 



NOW we have the conscientious life of the party, 
the despair of the lesser wits, and the actor superb. 
But of course he is not aware of his gifts. He flaunts him- 
self as the exponent of mediocrity very earnestly. So 
earnestly that he betrays himself. Just a homely phil- 
osopher, folks, whose dry epigrams bespeak the national 
genius. But if you were to agree with him as to his medi- 
ocrity, he would not speak to you for a long, long time. 

We shall now tell of the metamorphosis of the Tennes- 
see wild-flower to the young man-of-the-world . In the 
days of his youth, namely, Plebe and Youngster years, 
Red was rabid on this and that pertaining to things 
unsullied. His was a delicate nature, quick to take offense 
at anything risque. At something out of the way, his 
gentle little eyes would assume a hurt expression. But 
after Second Class cruise, his wisdom became greater, 
until now his savoire jaire bursts upon one like an over- 
ripe melon. 

As to theatricals, Red is not only right among them, 
but right between them. What presentation is satisfactory 
without his picturesque renditions of character parts? 
We do not know, for we have never seen any dramatics 
in which he failed to appear. 

Masqueraders (4, 3, 2,) Director (1); 
Log Staff (2, 7), Log Board (7); 
Class Track (5, 2), Numerals (j). 




OH, the minstrels sing of an English king' ' and his re- 
incarnation we'll now declare as being "there" in 
our ejaculation. Since summer days, when Plebedom's 
ways were both our joy and worry, this Limey chap 
(behold his map), was never known to hurry. He loafs 
serene upon the scene of every All-Ac battle, nor turns 
his head, nor halts his tread wherever slip-sticks rattle. 
And in the ring he's quite the thing, his gloves are ever 
ready. He bangs and slaps the other chaps until they all 
turn heady. 

His eyes of blue once ne'er were true but from each 
winsome maiden strayed oft aside with surging tide of 
guile quite heavy laden. But sad to say, one fateful day 
his glances chanced to linger, and in a week this savage 
sheik was wound about her finger. But he is wise, and so 
his eyes still have a dash of devil, though we'll confess, 
for faithfulness, he's really on the level. And now we're 
done, we've had our fun and our lampooning's over. 
May all his years be free from tears and may he live in 
clover; for now the days bring parting ways and so with 
outstretched hand, we pledge you right, for any fight, 
the Navy's found a Man! 

Boxing Squad (j, 2), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 
Log Staff (7), Gymkhana (2); 
Class Football Q4, 5); 
Plebe Crew; Class Track (j), - 
Expert Rifleman. 

340 



Theodore Charles Aylward, Jr. 
fort thomas, kentucky 

"June" 




A GROAN, and from somewhere beneath a mound of 
sleeping paraphernalia there rises the larva of what 
Saturday night will transform into a butterfly of the most 
dazzling Spring variety. 

The story so far : Hugh David Black, one of the younger 
set of Oradell, and incidentally one of its most promising 
young athletes, athletically built you know, decides to 
go down to the sea in ships. Dubie encounters one sea- 
inclined youth named George Prifold and after many 
thrilling adventures with a cold-blooded group of 
Annapolitans known as Crabs, they overcome the ob- 
stacles in their path and enter the School-on-the-Severn. 
From now on the thread of our story disentangles. With 
machine like regularity, Dubie reports to the tailor 
shop in June for his first and second diags, and last but not 
least, a horizontal stripe. 

The rest of the story: Love has found a way. After 
three long years of elimination by the trial and error 
method Dubie takes Creepe Prifold for his Academic 
wife. They are blessed with Ordnance, Juice, and Nav, 
even as you and I. And even as you and I, they go down 
to the sea in ships. 

Football, B-Squad (4, 3, 2, j), Numerals (4, 3), 

Navy Numerals (2); 
Class Water Polo (4, 3, 2, 7), Numerals Q4, 3, 2); 
Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 7), Numerals (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, 7). 




Hugh David Black 
oradell, new jersey 

"Dubie" "Blackie" 




George Prifold, Jr. 
somerville, new jersey 

"Creepe" 




Sit tight, children, and Aunt Polly will give you 
the inside data, the real stern-wheeler dope, on this bozo. 
It's like this: 

The Lord made all manner of creepin' things and he 
wasn't satisfied, but he was pressed for time, so he cut 
out the pattern with one hand while he laid out Philly 
with the other and it ain't surprising that he destroyed 
both designs immediately after the opus was produced. 
One of the above mentioned opii was Franklin Field and 
the other was " 'ittle Gawge." 

After finishing every Prep school between Kennebunk- 
port and Wheeling he came to Crabtown. He made all the 
local fraternities including the Pie Alpha's and the Sons 
of Rest, and the rest of them before his trail through the 
Main Gate was cold. His ensuing four years were spent 
with the Acs, the W.O.'s, and all forms of utilitarian 
endeavors (and children, that last is work). 

In fact, children, we recommend him as an example of 
efficiency; he can get further doing less than any guy we 
know. 

"A 2.-49! Hell, you ain't unsat, you've got velvet." 

Soccer Squad (4, 3, 2, i~), Navy Numerals (2); 
Class Water Polo (3, 2, 7), Numerals (j, 2); 
Class Track (4, 3); 
Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); 
Black N * * *. 

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Albert Edward Bernet, Jr. 
st. louis, missouri 

"Ed" 



THE ori ginal and foremost Border Ruffi an . Probably one 
of the gang that committed the Topeka atrocity. The 
Master of the Situation. Plays the banjo between the 
hours of rising and setting. Great exponent of chaos: 
shoes in strong box, full dress in washbowl, and mattress 
on deck. 

He has the most complete collection of broken-down, 
decayed objects ever witnessed. Stationery boxes full of 
torn scraps of paper, empty ink-bottles, empty cigarette 
packages, frayed whisk-brooms, and a morbid group of 
useless watches. 

He really isn't a bad looking chap if it weren't for his 
nose. He suspects it of being broken, but says he likes it 
that way — makes him look like a prize-fighter, or was it 
a burglar? And speaking of such things, he manages his 
end, and the means thereto, very well as right extremity 
of the Varsity eleven. 

No one can see his future. As a successful business man 
he would probably be all there, but the business would 
very likely die of neglect. As a soldier of fortune he would 
make an excellent official in some Southern Republic. But 
that would hardly do either, for he really has an apprecia- 
tion of responsibility, although it is somewhat furtive. 

Football, B- Squad (4); 
Football Squad (j, 2, ij, aNa (j), N (2); 
Wrestling Squad (3,2), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 
Lacrosse Squad Q, 2, 1), Navy Numerals (j). 




SENOR MORENO!! Que lastima dam!!" The scourge 
of the Dago Department — that's Jim. 

He loves music the worst way and plays it so. During 
Youngster year some kind soul removed the instrument 
of torture from our midst so he has since taken to express- 
ing himself in other ways, principally invective. No one 
enjoyed the cruises more than Brownie. Always happy 
and smiling, his cheery "Only i4oo more tons, boys" 
on coaling day was always a boon and source of courage 
to his shipmates. (If you believe this, we'll tell another 
one). 

As a Plebe, his heart-rending recitation of "The 
Shooting of Dan McGrew" with appropriate gestures, 
was always in demand. His portrayal of Dan "pitched 
on his head, pumped full of lead" earned him the title 
of Venus. 

While Editor of his Battalion Log during Second Class 
year, he suddenly came into the limelight by reason of his 
able handling of the thousand and one matters pertaining 
to the job, and since then has been producing a type of 
literature which, should he ever be inclined to continue 
it, would carry him far. 

Just along what line, or by what means he will succeed 
we cannot predict, but that he will, no one doubts. 

Log Staff; 
Sub-Squad. 



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James Roll Browne 
detroit, michigan 

"Jim" "Venus" 




AT a glance, one would hardly suspect that the above 
-tA. head could govern such a complex nature. But stop! 
Examine closely the smouldering eyes, the satyr ears, 
and then conceive of a Scandinavian with a Spanish 
temperament. Though the Swede is a radiator hound 
of no small repute, he is a very active sponsor of the 
"Back to Cadiz" movement. Ole's athletic tendencies 
are confined to the parlor type with an occasional turn 
to the porch-swing variety, not to forget the great 

American pastime of poker. "O — $$*()? " and the 

Square Head is off again on another tirade against the 
perversity of the cards. As a Plebe, Ole made an excellent 
First Classman, and since then his ability to get away 
with murder has been uncanny. "There goes that horrible 
Mr. Olsen" was an oft-repeated phrase Plebe year. His 
luck holding out Portsmouth will miss an excellent 
inmate. Taking the Swede's idiosyncrasies all in all they 
are not unendurable, though rather trying at times. 

Class Water Polo (j, 2), Numerals; 
Class Track Qf); 
Baseball Squad (4); 
Stage Gang Q4); 
Black N *****. 




Earl Kenneth Olsen 
waukegan, illinois 

"Ole" " Sivede" 




Ernest Reide Perry 
san antonio, texas 



"Pop' 




A MISNOMER, "Ernest" should have been replaced 
by "Indifference." That, coupled with his sudden 
impulses and actions, sets Pop apart from the multitude. 
It was these characteristics which made Second Class 
cruise immemorial to Reide. Ask him how much he 
enjoyed Brest. However, his ability to sleep any time or 
any place made the long days aboard ship more endurable. 

Often an aspirant, but never a letter man; each season 
sees Pop out for some sport — that is, out for a day or two. 
At least his knowledge of all sports made him a valuable 
addition to the Log Staff. 

The rolls of the Lost Battalion show what he does to 
roommates. However, others seem very glad of the 
opportunity to take a chance with him. It is a chance 
that few survive. 

Now, socially — well, socially is where the real genius 
of a man manifests itself. In just so many words, our 
Reide would be the shining star of any ball room. In 
such notorious pastimes as tea-drinking, or bridge play- 
ing, he is adept. 

Truthfully, we are all quite attached to Pop, so here's 
looking forward to the some day when we'll be ship- 
mates with him. 



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Almerian Robinson Boileau 
bath, new york 

"AT 



THE more thinly settled western New York could not 
contain this youthful prodigy gifted with ability 
but, at times, grievously lacking in energy. With a little 
earnest endeavor he could have thrown defiance at the 
knowledge of Aristotle, but this true son of Optimism 
was desirous of much sleep and woe was unto the intruder 
that aroused him from a peaceful caulk. 

By dint of perseverance alone, Second Class year found 
him developed into an amphibian of no mean ability 
and he scoffed "el chow" from the training table there- 
after. With this same tenacity did he maintain his leader- 
ship of the last section in Dago, but this was an ambition 
also. And who was it who could dare to dispute that 
less than thirteen assistants were exhausted in an attempt 
to deliver the results of his extensive correspondence. 
And above all, there were occasional hints and rumors 
that behind all this, as behind the rise of every great man, 
there was a girl back home. Who has known a man more 
versatile! 

But it's: "Say, fellows, I wonder what the outside's 
like." 

Class Water Polo (j), Numerals; 
Swimming Squad (2). 




OUT of the multitude John came forth, maybe it was 
fifth, but anyway it was the first day of Plebe sum- 
mer. A real, salty, sea-going Plebe was he and he spoke 
words of wisdom to those who came the following day 
and they stopped, looked, and listened. 

As he is a true Southerner, he was born and raised in 
the Southland, spending the greater part of his life in 
Georgia. Before he gave up his freedom to become one 
of the pampered pets, he was one of Marion's men. 
There is no place, in his estimation, as good as Atlanta; 
but we notice he spent many of his leaves in New York. 
Was it because he lived too far away? 

After occupying a place on the Battalion Staff Plebe 
summer, he descended into the ranks as a lowly Plebe 
at the beginning of Ac year. Plebe year we find Johnny 
working and entertaining; yes, it was the First class. 
Soon the year was over and he put out to sea on the Ark 
and returned safely for Sep. leave. Youngster year John 
still spoke words of wisdom and then we find him with 
two diags. It is doubtful that he will forget his Second 
Class cruise — London, Paris, and Brussels. 

Finally came the revelation; he cast away "ye olde 
Red Myke tendencies" and dragged, not once but many 
times. 

Class Baseball (4); 
Class Wrestling (5); 
Class Water Polo (2). 

344 



John Golden Foster, Jr. 
atlanta, georgia 

"/. G." "Junior" 




THERE was once a Gay-Deceiver with a Passion for 
the Impossible and a Violent Yearning to be Differ- 
ent. Having seen the Light-of-Day in the "Delta Coun- 
try," where women are Queens and Men write Stories, 
he had a Head Start on the Common Herd comparable 
only to a Jersey Cow in pursuit of the Finer Things of 
Life. Aside from being the local Wow he had an Im- 
pressive Way of ordering steak and mushrooms that left 
the Rural Yeomanry completely Pulverized. 

Possessing so much Undeniable Ability, coupled with 
a Purple Past, it is only natural that he should Gravitate 
Inevitably to the Severn in order to save his Grateful 
Country the Trouble of Running Him to Roost. Conse- 
quently, from the day of his Arrival, there was no Small 
Number of People that were of the Firm Conviction that 
the Navy had met its Match. Before this Home- Wrecker 
had answered Roll Call a dozen times he was better 
Known to the Thrill-Hungry Populace than Coca Cola, 
and was receiving Noticeable Support as the Ultimate 
Answer to any Maiden's Prayer. 

Came Hard Times, but Our Hero Rallied, drove the 
Academic Group into Precipitous Retreat, and fell in 
Love; all in one Week. He became A Changed Man. 
We now report him Fair and Warmer. The Moral Being: 
It-Takes-a-Good-Man-to-Do-That. Selah! 

Class Track (4, f); 

Naval Academy Orchestra (4). 




Charles Tod Singleton 
hattiesburg, mississippi 

"Tod" 




James Mills Lane 
washington, district of columbia 



' 'Jimmie 




FRUIT! I knocked that P-work for a 4.0." This 
declaration accompanied by the slamming of books 
announced our Jimmie's return from a Math recitation. 
As the result of great natural ability and a course of 
mind training in a Washington High School this young 
man snowed the Ac Department under completely. 
Sines, cotangents, solenoids, etc., have no terrors for 
him, and he can draw a curve from any equation or take 
an equation from any curve. His athletic attainments 
are confined principally to fencing, but the truth of the 
old saying, "Go out for one sport and stick to it" is 
well illustrated in his ability as a fencer. 

Jimmie's greatest difficulty Plebe year was convincing 
the upper classmen that he was seventeen; later he 
blossomed out as a real man. Always reg, he had no 
troubles with the W.O.'s, and his name seldom graced 
the pap sheet. 

His worst habit is that of thinking out loud, and as 
this is often beneficial to the wife, it can be easily 
excused. A good scout and a good roommate. Whether 
in the gyrenes or in cits, good luck to you, Jimmie. 

Class Baseball (j); 

Class Tennis (.2); 

Class Fencing (2), Numerals; 

Star (4, 1, 2). 



345 




John Lockwood Burnside, Jr. 
silver city, new mexico 

"Johnnie" 



FROM: One who should know. 
To: Those who should like to know. 
Via: The 19x6 Lucky Bag. 

Subject: Laundry Number 580's stay at the Naval 
Academy. 

1. During this period the confined has exhibited sev- 
eral marked traits, namely these: 

a. General Character. The confined has a Chester- 
field complex seemingly of long standing. 

b. Marked Characteristics. Unmentionable. 

c. Accomplishments. The confined has fallen in 
and out of love innumerable times; has made a vast 
number of friendships of sterling worth; and has, 
above all, proved himself a thoroughly splendid fellow. 
z. The confined has an unblemished record and has 

exhibited such traits as to warrant his liberation and 
again entitle him to life, liberty, and the pursuit of 
happiness. 

Class Soccer (2, 1), Numerals (2); 

Class Water Polo (2, 1); 

Class Supper Committee; 

Christmas Card Committee (2, /); 

Masquerader Juice Gang (4, f), Silver Masked N; 

Musical Clubs (j, 3), Silver Musical Clubs N; 

Gymnkhana (4, _j); 

Trident Society; 

Editor, Lucky Bag. 




IT hardly seems possible that the smiling young lad 
you see before you could have a deep, dark secret in 
his past. Yet such is the case; he is a man of mystery. 
But truth will out, and we must break down and confess 
that the "Milk of Magnesia" which one dear lady has 
long supposed to be the foundation of Beef's Naval 
Career, can not claim that honor. 

Long has it been Beef's ambition to lengthen the diffi- 
cult course in horizontal navigation, and his greatest 
achievement in this chosen field was to reproach a W.O. 
with those famous words, "don't make so damn much 
noise," when that individual disturbed careful research 
work one night after taps. His efforts have been so 
successful that in later years it will not surprise us to 
see him following the shade around an adobe house, back 
in his beloved cow country. 

And so Beef passed through the proverbial joys and 
sorrows of Academy life. Together we've laughed and 
cried through this short transition period of our lives. 
Folks, may I present, not a Nelson nor a John Paul Jones, 
but just Roy Stratton, my buddy. 

Rifle Squad Q4); 

Musical Clubs (4, j, 2, /), Gold Musical Clubs N; 

Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, /); 

Masquerader, Juice Gang (4, 5, 2, 7), Gold Masked N; 

President, Masqueraders (/).' 



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Roy Biggs Stratton 
silver city, new mexico 

"Beef" "Gene" 




TRULY this errant son of Colorado missed his calling 
when he entered the school for little boys on the 
Severn. Many are the tales of his monetary adventures 
but probably the height of his financial wizardry was 
reached when he and that other genial tourist, "Red" 
Armstrong, visited Paris on Second Class cruise, leaving 
the Texas with five dollars and returning with francs 
worth five and a half dollars. However, this tale is re- 
ceived with some skepticism by the common herd since it 
is an established fact that the same two worthies hunted 
the Eiffel Tower in the French Capitol all one afternoon. 
They, however, aver that the entire difficulty was due 
to the fact that the entire horizon was filled with Eiffel 
Towers, and they did not know which tower to choose. 
Possessed of a collar ad chin of no mean prominence 
there is scant doubt that our Celtic friend has been the 
cause of many flutters in feminine hearts, but alas and 
alack, he heeds them not and satisfies himself with toss- 
ing eight ounce gloves in the faces of the other chow 
hounds on the boxing table. 

Boxing Squad (V), Numerals; 
Class Boxing (j), Numerals; 
Expert Rifleman, Rifle Squad (4); 
Log Staff (4, 3, 2), Log Board (1); 
Lucky Bag Staff. 




Gordon Alexander McLean 
lamar, colorado 

"Scotch" "Mac" 




Carl Wayne Ramsey 
durham, north carolina 

"Cy" "Ram" 




MATH hit this lad of Chesterfield fame in the clinches 
during Plebe year, and since then Cy has dodged 
everything but the femmes, and yea, verily, his velvet has 
piled high. 

His reason for being here — oh yes! — time only will tell 
what infinite good the Navy will receive from Ram when 
he is in a position to give to the Service. Now he worries 
not till the week-ends and then his troubles come galore, 
for both Margarite and Helen want to come down. His 
ability to dodge one and grab the other makes us predict 
that some day we shall find him in the Diplomatic Corps. 

Cy at times tolerates Steam and Math and Baseball; 
moreover, his interests in historical matters has always 
been keen. Second Class year found this characteris- 
tic at its climax, when with that cheery smile and 
willing attitude which has always been his, he took one 
of the leading roles in that great Gymkhana feature, 
The Scrambled History Act. After this strenuous effort 
in behalf of the multitudes, he discarded the robe of 
public servitude and devoted himself to his own domestic 
troubles. Yes, indeed — Ram is, after all, just a plain 
family man. 

"Oh, the immorality in the rural districts." 

Class Baseball Q); 
Class Fencing (2); 
Gymkhana (2); 
Log Staff (2, 1). 

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Frank Thrasher Butler 
tulsa, oklahoma 

Dudley " " Smsdley 



TO look at this innocent, smiling countenance one 
would never think that he hailed from the land of 
oil wells, race riots, Indians and Ku Klux. He never tires 
of telling about the time he punched cattle on his ten- 
thousand-acre ranch; is the possessor of a potent and 
ever-ready line; and will discourse for hours on every- 
thing and anything. "Now . . . !" And so on until he 
drops exhausted or is knocked unconscious by some long 
enduring sufferer, our hero will relate his adventures in 
the woolly west. He is a Snake of the highest order for 
he drags often and well, and though his luck may some- 
times frown on him, he is never discouraged. Many are 
the times that he has sworn off the women, but you will 
always find him at the next hop shaking a mean hoof. 
Dudley is truly a man of parts for he is a tennis shark, 
workout hound and Mexican athlete combined and with- 
al is savvy enough to get by without much trouble and 
still stand well. 

"You heard the story of the farmer and the gob?" 
"Well, I'll tell you about an Indian heiress I know." 

Assistant Manager Tennis (2); 
Class Tennis (4, 3); 
Reception Committee (2); 
Sub-Squad. 




AND he's from Great Neck, you say?" 
■L*- "Well only a stone's throw from there." 

So might Mort be introduced and yet not entirely 
given away. This inhabitant of the wilds of Long Island 
kept the road hot to the Great White Way; the Great 
Neck Police Force was created for this lad. We hear that 
he protested loudly against giving up the night life, and 
thought he was being hazed when asked to spend a 
peaceful evening in his room. His idea of pajamas was 
a "Tux"; he thought that taking breakfast was a habit 
Columbus discarded. 

Mort has none the less proved an asset to the Navy, 
having discarded most of his revolutionary ideas; is 
comfortably savvy, a willing worker for his company 
in athletics, fears no woman but has sense enough to 
leave them alone, and can hold his own in any Mexican 
athletic meet. 

His greatest mania is radio, at which he is no mean 
little wizard. We suspect that his secret ambition is to 
lay in his bunk and run a battlewagon by radio while 
listening in on Paul Whiteman. 



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Mortimer Shepard Crawford 
port washington, new york 

"Mort" 




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YOU'VE heard that time-worn tune in Chapel: As 
he was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be — 
in love. Thus endeth the first lesson. That's Ed. Every 
leave, Fish brings back another addition to his own fair 
brickyard. 

"Now really fellows, this picture doesn't do her jus- 
tice." And so he raves for several weeks after each leave. 
Honestly, folks, he's awfully accommodating; he would- 
n't refuse you anything from dragging blind to borrowing 
your latest record. 

Did you ever hear that gang of music-spilling gloom 
chasers Ed used to assemble Youngster year? At times 
his ear for music appears to be fading, if judged by some 
of the records he selects. Speaking of records, Ed is close 
to a ten-second man on leave. Fish isn't an admiral yet, 
but he flew his own flag in Brussels. 

Pescador was an athlete, too, when he wasn't too 
modest; always was on hand to help out a class team 
in any sport, provided — always provided — he could get 
enough ambition to break away from the Radiator Club. 

Class Football (2), Numerals; 
Class Water Polo (2); 
Class Sivimming (4, 3); 
Class Track (j, 2); 
Reception Committee (£). 




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Edgar Derry Fisher 
beatrice, nebraska 

"Ed" "Pescador" 




Morton Klyne Fleming, Jr. 
forsyth, montana 

"Roomy" "Whitey" 




VINI, vidi, vici — and so he did, friends. Out of the 
wilds of Montana, Roomy hung up his cow punching 
attire and donned the Navy Blue. "See the world through 
a port hole" was nearly a reality Youngster cruise but 
he learned fast and Second Class voyage found him 
shooting anything with the Dukes of Holland. 

Having been in the Academy four years, he makes you 
wonder what he's done to keep up the perfect thirty-six 
he carries — so do we; but every season has found him 
busily engaged with something or someone. And he will 
be a champ if he can lose that extra pound, which isn't 
likely as long as Fig Newtons continue to be put on the 
market. 

Whitey had attacks of romancitus at times, but prided 
himself on his successful evasion of the fairer sex. 

Yes, he really studies all those books on the shelf on 
"Aviation," "Public Speaking," and "Dago by Your- 
self," and we truly predict for him a great future from 
a combination of the three. For further references see 
"Who's Who" in 1950. 

Class Basketball (j)y 
Wrestling Squad (2, i); 
Class Track (4). 



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Gordon Campbell 
washington, district of columbia 

"Hump" 



STRAIGHT from Marion he came to us, exuberant and 
carefree. In this respect he has not changed since 
the first day of his embarkation on his nautical career. 
But his natural exuberance finds many outlets. Studying 
is not one of these. 

Plebe year passed without any mentionable incident 
as Plebe years do, with the exception that he found it 
difficult to abide by the ancient proverb that a Plebe 
should be seen and not heard. Youngster year found 
Hump afflicted with the dragging complex which got 
under way with a poor start, but finally developed into 
the beautiful discrimination which he now possesses. 
Second Class year found Gordy advanced in the science 
of giving the wrong impression to the First Class. He 
says it is a gift. Two outstanding features of his life 
occurred Second Class Christmas leave when he showed 
his natural tendencies toward pugnacity by engaging 
in numerous fracases on sidewalk, and also rescued a 
classmate from the Bailiffs of the Law. 

"It's horr-r-r-r-ible ! ! ! " 

Class Lacrosse (j, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (j, 2, 1); 
Class Football (2), Numerals; 
Stage Gang, Black N. 




WHAT was Severn's loss was Annapolis' gain, and 
Charlie with his S * * * became one of us. Unlike 
the rest of us, he had already reached that stage that 
comes but once in a life-time. Thus Charlie, the reformed 
rogue, spent his days writing letters between telephone 
calls and dates. 

Charlie did not take to the vicious sports nor to the 
easy ones. The outlet for his pugilistic tendencies was 
tennis. He must have handled a mean curtain though, 
for he made the stage gang — at least, he never misses 
the Masquerader dinners. 

The Fashion Plate. He will tell you how to dress 
for when and why. Often an arbitrator, but never a 
belligerent. Fox News — sees all, knows all — and he'll 
always give you the data. 

His nightly letter to a certain address in Wardour was 
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. But there 
must be reciprocation somewhere because you can find 
just any number of letters in his locker done up neatly 
by months, thirty to a bunch. And the regular telephone 
calls — he seems to have a first mortgage on the booth. 

"He's a good guy, he's never done anything to me." 

Masqueraders (4, -j, 2, 1), Masked N; 
Musical Clubs (4, 3, 2, j), Musical Clubs'N; 
Hop Committee (j, /); 
Class Tennis (4, 3). 



35° 



Charles Carroll Dunn 
washington, district of columbia 

"Charlie" "C. C." 




MASSACHUSETTS BAY has always been the cradle 
of sailors and the above product of the stern and 
rock-bound coast is no exception. John has crossed the 
seas, under three flags, and has seen quite a bit of Europe 
other than that offered by Midshipmen's Practice Squad- 
ron pleasure jaunts. He's a real son of Neptune having 
crossed the line, and but a chosen few have heard how 
his dreams were inconsiderately interrupted by two 
German torpedoes off the coast of Ireland. 

If anyone should know the meaning of the word bone, 
it's he, for his four years at Crabtown was one endless 
fight against the Acs. He, consequently, had little time 
for athletics although he did eat track toast for a while. 
He was, however, a valued member of the Mandolin 
Club and occasionally he treated — ? — his friends with 
songs never heard before nor since. 

Dragging seldom, movies or the library usually suf- 
ficed for the week-end. Youngster year he invested his 
A. A. (Amount Available) in a two-wheeled "motah," 
and as a result became a charter member of the excused 
squad. 

"And they told me he was a Santy Claus." 

Class Soccer (4); 
Track Squad (3,2, i)j 
Mandolin Club (4, 3, 2, 1). 




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John Driscoll Sweeney 
belmont, massachusetts 

"J. D." 




John Leland Woodbury 
hopedale, massachusetts 

"Woody" 




NO more for Saturday night, you'll have to take 
them in the afternoon." 

Since Woody entered the Naval Service, enthusiasm 
has been evident in every undertaking which has appealed 
to him. He has always been a worthy supporter of the 
Masqueraders, and his manner of ticket distribution 
can't be beat. Less interesting tasks, including the Aca- 
demics, frequently suffered sad neglect; but Woody has 
managed to pull sat under forced draft at the critical 
moment. With the beginning of Second Class year he 
started fussing and progressed steadily. By June Week 
he had developed the habit of looking for the mail- 
man every morning. Woody certainly did enjoy his 
leaves; and was never found unprepared for them. The 
time between, he divided into two halves: living in mem- 
ories in the first and in anticipation in the second. 

Live and be happy, wholesome and snappy. That's 
Woody. No doubt on some past day, this clear-eyed son 
of Massachusetts sipped deeply from the happy spring of 
optimism. His confidence attracts, his eye convinces, 
and his speed achieves. Jolly and unselfish, either win- 
ning or losing, he likes his week-ends long, his hair cuts 
low and his chow on time. 

Assistant Business Manager, Masqueraders and 

Musical Clubs (4, 3, 2); 
Class Sivimming Q, 1); 
Class Track (4). 



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Kenneth Craig 
galesburg, illinois 

"Kenny" "Cupid" 



THERE are some men whose biographies, if confined 
strictly to facts, would sound flat and meaningless; 
in whose careers at the Academy there have been few 
high lights or notable achievements, none of that high 
inspiration and intense enthusiasm which carries men 
on its crest to a surge of glory. Then there are those whose 
lives, if put on canvas would be a study in light and 
shadow. But there are some few whose four years have 
been like a message from some high-power radio station 
— one continuous series of vibrant sound, high pitched 
and fraught with meaning, impulses of inspiration 
caught from the air and transformed into dynamic mes- 
sage of service. 

Such has been Kenny's course. There is no space here 
for catalogueing his honors and achievements, but one 
may get some idea of the man and his manner of living 
since i^xz by picturing the above photograph with all 
boilers going and "Speed, Five" hoisted at the yard for 
work or play and — Oh, yes, love too. 
"Put in Kenny." 

Basketball Squad (4, }, 2, z), Navy Numerals (4), N* (j), 

N&J 
Lacrosse Squad (4, 5, 2, 1), Navy Numerals (4), N* (_j)y 
Class Secretary (.2); 
Company Representative (_?); 
Black N********. 




MASON wandered out of Alabama bent on seeing the 
world, and about two years later he wandered into 
our midst with that worldly-wise expression he affects 
for our benefit. We don't know just how much of the 
world he saw, but it was not enough to kill the wander- 
lust that creeps into his blood every season. 

Jerry never stops at the half-way mark. He will finish 
anything he's started whether right or wrong; he stands 
up for everything he believes right even though it may 
be an isolated opinion. 

His hobbies are many and short-lived. First it was 
boxing; then it was track; next a pipe and smoke rings 
which degenerated into skags and more rings; golf; 
diving; literature. And if you ask Mase if such a record 
is not representative of the man himself, he'll reply, 
"When I really want a thing I get it; however, I have 
sense enough not to pay more for a thing than it's 
worth." A little investigation will prove that his boast 
is true. And so you have a combination of determination 
and caprice, of seriousness and whimsy that is rarely 
found in one man. One prevents the other from taking 
possession of him long enough to affect him permanently 
either way. 

"Wake up, Mase, that's formation." 

Boxing Squad (^4, j), Numerals (4), Navy Numerals (j); 
Track Squad (4, 5), Numerals (4, i); 
Class Football (2), Numerals. 

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Tared Arthur Mason 
birmingham, alabama 

"Mase" "Jerry" 




NO, you would never guess it from the picture, not if 
you looked for weeks, because no picture could 
bring out the fact that Roy has red hair. And it is not 
that flaming red that makes you think of bricks but a 
dark shade, sometimes known as bronze. Whatever you 
wish to call it, Roy was our red-headed Swede for four 
years; the Swede part of it coming from the fact that he 
hails from Minnesota, the new Sweden, and not from 
the fact that his ancestors descended from the Norsemen. 
Having wasted all this space, we now present to you a 
specimen of the average midshipman. Roy did not startle 
the Sports' World with his athletic prowess; he did not 
sweep the Ac Department off its feet and write a new 
text book especially for midshipmen; he did not become 
a famous Snake, nor did he shine as a Red Mike. On 
the other hand Roy was never worried about having to 
make a 3.0 on an exam to pull sat; he cannot claim mem- 
bership in the Radiator Club for he was always doing 
something outside of the required work. Roy did not 
make for himself a place in the Hall of Fame, but he did 
make a lasting place for himself in the hearts of many 
friends. 

Lucky Bag; 

Pie be Track, Captain; 

Assistant Manager Basketball (2), Manager (/). 




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Roy Alexander Gano 
pipestone, minnesota 

"Rags" "Beano" 




Dennis Joseph Sullivan 
stevensville, montana 

"Denny" "Sully" "Brute" 




A CRASH of splintering wood and a dull thud! It 
was a love tap and Brute was merely giving someone 
his daily dozen by a gentle push through the locker. 

His consistent and hard work combined with good 
ability found him a place on the track team as a man 
with a mean arm for propelling the javelin. Yes, and he 
can play football, too, and was elevated to the A-Squad 
for the same qualities. Savvy? Not exactly, but he always 
had the most officer-like and gentlemanly qualities which 
combined with common sense and ability to be serious 
finally awarded him a star Second Class year. 

Perhaps one thing that might be attributed to the big 
open spaces from which he came is his Red Mikism. 
He didn't spoon on a girl from the time he left Montana 
until Second Class year and then it was a "big hand 
Sullivan." After that he could always be found with a 
girl if combined with the rest of the proverbial trio. "Who 
wants to drag a girl down here?" 

"Hear the latest dope, fellows?" As a company repre- 
sentative he put out all the dope from old style service 
to no Xmas leave, but which only goes to show that he 
keeps the Navy foremost in mind. 

Football, B-Squad (4, j), Navy Numerals (4, 5); 
Football Squad (2, 1), Navy Numerals (2); 
Track Squad (4, _?, 2, i), Navy Numerals (4), N (j); 
Company Representative (2, 1); 
Expert Rifleman. 

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Earl Sutherland Davis 
church road, virginia 

"Dave" 



IOOKEY here now! Howdyuh git this prob?" 
-i "But Sir, I thought " 

With these expressions on his lips our own Dave has 
gone through five years of the Academy with only a 
slight bust the first year when his answers and the Math 
Department's didn't agree any better than did he and 
salt-water on his Youngster cruise. 

With happy abandon, never owning more than one 
pack of skags, unless you look in his locker, he has 
romped along with a grease well over a 3.4, and a super- 
heated line, the latter ably attested to by a new picture 
on his locker door after each leave. 

With the burial of Math, he became a consistent 
Snake. Very seldom bricked, he is an expert at plain, 
fancy, and blind dragging, but favors the Southern type 
of beauty as a true Virginian should. His social activity 
has cost him one miniature, and innumerable class-pins, 
but he bears up stoically. 

As a Youngster he wrote an "Ode to Helen" but he 
didn't repeat the act as he had no more girls to lose. 
Taken seriously, there is no harder worker in the Acad- 
emy. There was never a study hour lost between reveille 
and taps, and whatever honors Fate has in store for him 
he will well deserve. 

Sub- Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). 




NO, friends, he isn't English, although he hails from 
Dover. In fact, he himself resents even an implica- 
tion of such a thing. However, Old Ohio lost a good man 
on that fine day when our hero left to take his place as 
an embryo capitano. Folks, look out for some radical 
changes in this man's Navy when Heraldo's sleeves be- 
come heavy with gold stripes. He'll show 'em how its 
done in the Buckeye State. 

A Snake? Well, he likes women the same way that a 
Youngster likes fire-room watches. Nevertheless, it is 
rumored that back in Dover there is one who wears his 
diamond ring, and it isn't his sister. 

Savvy? Well, just ask the Steam and Juice Departments. 
They know. He could look at a ship through binoculars 
and tell you to within three decimal places how many 
R.P.M.'s she was capable of. Not a star, but the "Argosy 
All-Story" keeps him down. "Boys, that Prof cheated 
me today. Only gave me a 3.8." Thinks he's bilging 
when he isn't in the upper hundred. 

Reggest man in twenty-six. Demerits? You just know 
he hasn't any. Once it was said that he had shouldered 
the "Daisy" in company with the privileged ones at 
extra duty, but we don't remember it. 

"Hey, Davis! block the door open when you go out." 

Stage Gang Q4); 
Sub-Squad; 
Black N******. 

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Herald Franklin Stout 
dover, ohio 

Heraldo " " VonStout 




OH, please tell me what his first name is. He says 
it's just W. R. and I know that's just part of his 
Navy line. Isn't he precious tho' — Gee! Isn't he a won- 
derful dancer — Oh, pardon me; I'm so sorry I stepped on 
your toe." So it is now, was then, and ever shall be. 

The Alligators turned him loose just in time to miss 
Plebe Summer; and this Florida Romeo, Sheik of South- 
ern Shores, has been working hard ever since to pick up 
all the Saturday afternoons he missed with our Crabs 
and "White works" hops at Carvel. 

In fact, besides fighting hard to hold his crown as 
king of the penned words to the fairer ones, giving the 
drags a treat, and mangling the boys on the mat, Holly's 
spare time has been spent in slugging Dago for the neces- 
sary twenty-five. But since that worry has been buried, 
he's been sailing along with the best of 'em. 

His Plebe year, when it did start, commenced with a 
bang, and right off Rudy, or more dignified Rudolf, as 
the First Class rightly called him, entertained all the 
upper classmen with his pie eating ability and slow 
Southern drawl. 

"What Ho? No letter this morning? What's the matter 
with that young lion tamer?" 

"Which one? Pensacola, Philly, Antwerp or Paris?" 

"No, no; you're wrong again — the twelve-cylinder 
one from Washington." 




William Right Hollingsworth 
fort meade, florida 

•' Holly" "W. K.- 



Donald McGregor 
washington, district of columbia 

"Mac" 




HOOT Mon! A true bonnie Scotchman. But alas! 
We fear his native heath has somewhat lost her 
hold upon him, for it was only last month that Mac 
nonchalantly dropped a nickel in the collection plate 
out at Church. But never let it be said that an injustice 
was committed by him here, for, even though a high- 
lander, he has truly earned the name of "Big-hearted 
Mac" with all the fellows. 

A gentleman of the age of romance, with an unassum- 
ing modesty and naivity, always courteous and chival- 
rous with the femmes, and perhaps a wee bit too senti- 
mental at times. 

In the way of indoor sports, Mac always gives the 
average a boost over at the hops. And he never misses a 
little "get-to-gether" where he can let loose his "show- 
er-bath tenor." But when it comes to a good old pinochle 
game, believe me, Mac knows his meld. 

Mac is a conscientious and capable hustler in both 
baseball and soccer. And in between seasons, he is right 
there on the side lines using both of them. 

We've been proud of Mac as a shipmate in the past; 
we're proud of him as a classmate; and we'll be prouder 
still to have him as a messmate in the future. 

Class Baseball (4), Numerals (4); 
Baseball Squad (5), Navy Numerals; 
Soccer Squad (2), Navy Numerals. 



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Francis James Donahue 
milwaukee, wisconsin 

"Frank" 



THEN there is True Blue Frank, of whom you've 
read in your Putnam Hall Series. He possesses the 
integrity of an honest integral. A gentleman of his word, 
even though the fulfillment may carry him through the 
tortures of Hell, and so on. Romantic to the extreme, 
and extremely trying to his friends at times, with his 
indicatory gestures and finesse of speech. A carefully 
modulated voice that rises and falls like a waterfall. 
A very Cavalier whose component parts are the dash of 
D'Artagnan, the simplicity of Cyrano de Bergerac, and 
the uprightness of Guy Fawkes. He lives in a world of 
his own making. 

His affaires d' amour were the pride and delight of the 
Regiment until he was caught in the toils of True Love. 
Prior to that, his ability as one of the apostles of Mr. 
S. Webb served him well when the feminine crush became 
too great. 

Aries, or Scorpio, or one of those signs that govern 
peoples' horoscopes or something, predicted that Frank 
would become a Successful Business Man, but he out- 
witted his Fate, and is going to be a poet because he is 
given to introspection and an admiration for the beauty 
of this and that. 

As a hot conclusion, we may intimate that Frank has 
leanings toward service in the tropics. This arises from 
dreams of an island villa and the blue sea for a front yard. 

Boxing Squad (2), Numerals. 





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NOW look at this Ordnance lesson: five pages of 
formulae! What do they think we are anyway?" 
Notwithstanding some setbacks Academically speaking 
Charlie managed to acquire the coveted diags along with 
the rest of the boys. Plebe year he made himself famous 
by his half inch collar and his sleeping in Chapel. Soccer 
engaged his attention for the first time Plebe year and 
continued to hold his interest all the way through. 
Liberty for Charlie usually consisted in a long walk 
across the fair countryside with Ophelia and other mem- 
bers of the "club." 

He is usually conspicuous at the hops by his absence 
due to disasters Youngster and Second Class years. Yet, 
from the hours he spends composing long letters to Engle- 
wood and the stamps he uses for Special Deliveries, we 
think that the old home town girl has a strong hold on 
his heart. Unfortunately, we have never seen her; yet 
if we are to believe Charlie, she has what it takes. We 
do know that a letter from her makes him sing(?) the 
whole day long. 

Though he bemoans Navy life and even considers the 
Marine Corps because he thinks he might then marry, 
we know that when the Navy Blue's are mustered, he'll 
be present and voting. 



Charles Gurney Wadbrook 
englewood, new jersey 

"Charlie" 



Class Soccer Q4); 

Soccer Squad (5,2), Numerals (5), Navy Numerals (2). 



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HE is neither a salty sailor nor a hard-boiled, sea- 
going brute, but just a poor little boy who was 
enticed from his home and fireside by the desire to serve 
his Country. Since his arrival at Crabtown, Gene has 
performed lots of service. He has served extra-duty, 
served on the Sub-Squad, and served as a lifesaver for 
unfortunates who needed escorts for blind drags. 

A natural Snake, he finds it just as easy to bring an end 
to his many romances and salvage his class pins as it is 
to start them. Yes, he has a way with the ladies unless 
they happen to be from Philadelphia, in which event 
they seem to have a way with him. If any young lady 
ever gets him, it goes without saying that she is a 
daughter of the City of Brotherly Love. 

He is so meek, calm, and peaceful that one would 
believe him the heir to the earth, but there is a limit to 
even Gene's good nature when his Irish instincts pre- 
dominate. Just ask the London taxi-driver. 

Modest, lucky, and happy, he is one of the few men 
left who are not unctuous and obsequious. 

"Better bone for that P-work, Gene." 

"Aw, Hell, the luck of the Irish will carry me 
through," and it always has. For your sake, old man, 
may the Irish always be lucky. 

Class Boxing (j),* 
Sub- Squad (4, ;?, 2, i~). 




James Newton Shofner 
fayetteville, tennessee 

"Shof" "Abie" 




IF I weren't unsat in Juice, I'd be a savoir." If it isn't 
Juice, it's Math and so it goes with the lad from 
Tennessee. The Acs and Shof get along like the two 
famous sons of Adam. But he's always there with the 
little old i-5 when the day of reckoning comes along. 

When he came out of the woods of Tennessee to do 
battle with mysteries of Ex Scientia Tridens, he did not 
forget to bring with him his sense of modesty nor his 
shyness toward women. But don't be disheartened, girls; 
he really does like American femmes. Ask any of Brook- 
lyn's fair sex. They may say he's a heart-breaker but he 
isn't — intentionally. 

He is a bonafide singer, having been varsity material 
in the choir, and when he gets to picking that guitar 
even the most musically indisposed and the most vocally 
unqualified catch the spirit and voluminous discords 
rend the air, but joy reigns supreme. 

A true friend, good pal, and the best kind of a ship- 
mate. Good luck to you, Shof, old man, may we meet 
again in the near future and hash over the days when we 
were Midshipmen. 

"Look out, Wee!" 

"Good-bye, Jimmie." 

Gymkhana (2); 
Choir (4, }, 2, 1); 
Sub-Squad. 



357 




HlLAN EbERT 
ALLIANCE, OHIO 

"Ebe" 



AFTER the Board of Physical Examiners took a 
-£j- chance on four years of mess-hall diet's resulting in 
an increment of avoirdupois in the territory between the 
hair and the hoofs, this elongated specimen from the 
State of Presidents, Automobiles, and Floods entered 
upon his career as a midshipman. 

If motor-sailers were equipped with automobile 
motors, this Ohioan would be invaluable aboard ship. 
At two hundred yards, he could tell the make and age of a 
car. The sound of its motor would be sufficient to give 
him the type, model, and number of cylinders. 

Ebe always maintained a comfortable lead on the Ac 
Department but he obviously has no Spanish blood in 
him. At one time the Math Department secured a 
strangle hold which unearthed a latent store of ambition 
and determination, and after a month, he had topside 
again. 

His initial appearance as a Snake was with local talent 
and a blind drag at that! However, on the morning 
after, his morale wasn't any lower than usual, so it 
must not have gone the way of most blind drags. Though 
not a hop addict, he enjoys dragging — witness the six 
dates in nine nights of Second Class Christmas leave. 
But then, look who it was he dragged that six times! 

"Say, Hungry, what's the latest quotation on reindeer 
meat?" 

Gymkhana (2). 




YUMPING YIMMINY! Look who we have here— 
the missing link, or boy prodigy from the blizzard- 
swept plains of North Dakota — 99 44-100% pure. We 
don't know why he joined the Navy, but we guess it 
was to be educated with the spoiled and pampered pets. 

His hobbies are wide and varied, but the following 
are the most preeminent: writing poetry to the one in 
favor at the present time; singing; and eating. But we 
will all agree that he is a renowned mail (male?) sheik; 
he snares the femmes with his eloquence and short stories 
in letter form of from four to eight folders. 

Chuck's career as a Snake had its ups and downs, 
reaching its highest pinnacle after a correspondence 
course in dancing his Youngster year. But we believe 
that he has settled down to one now, the face on his 
locker door. 

Chuck is a very busy fellow which is probably one 
reason why we never find him rhino, and as a general 
rule, good-natured. We are expecting big things of you, 
Chuck, full speed ahead, and don't disappoint us. 

"Well, I ought to have another good night; Eve got 
plenty on." 

Class Football (2, j), Numerals; (2, 1) 
Class Lacrosse {3,2, 1); Numerals (2, 1) 
Business Manager, Trident Magazine (/); 
Lucky Bag Staff; 
Star {4). 

358 



Charles Oscar Larson 
grand forks, north dakota 

"Chuck" "Swede" 




WHAT part of Minnesota are you from, Mister?" 
"I've lived in New York all my life, sir." 

" 'The Influence of Environment' doesn't apply to you, 
does it?" 

Pete might have worn a constellation on his full dress 
collar, but too often energy born of ambition gave way 
to the wiles of Morpheus. Since he could not distinguish 
himself Academically, he did it financially. Without a 
doubt, he stood first in amount available. He enjoys the 
unique distinction of having bought only one magazine 
during the course, even though he has read scores of 
them. He always returns them, but, Gosh, what a con- 
noisseur of fiction he is! 

Notwithstanding his unparalleled capacity for absorb- 
ing nourishment, Pete carries little, if any, superfluous. 
He made his debut as a crew man in the inter-battalion 
race Plebe summer, and has been with the game since. 
Practice makes perfect, and if this were the Navv of 
Themistocles time, Pete's ability as an oarsman would 
have netted him two stripes upon Graduation. 

"We had a fruity time this afternoon; didn't hardly 
get warmed up — only two Henleys and three miles at 
thirty-six." 

Plebe Creiv, Navy Numerals; 

Crew Squad (j, 2, 1), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 

Class Football (4, j), Numerals (j); 

Football, B-Squad (2, /), Navy Numerals (2 2,). 




Oscar Pederson 
new york city 

"Pete" "Swede" 




Louis Everett Gunther 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 

"Ev" 




BEING a midshipman is merely a side issue with Ev; 
his real occupation is the compilation of a dictionarv 
of the English language, one that will in time put Mr. 
Webster's great work completely out of the race. In the 
meantime, Noah's little hand-book is his constant com- 
panion. Each day he learns to spell a new word or two; 
it is his boast that when his letters are collected and 
published there shall not be found a misspelled word. 

To him love is essential; it is indeed a rare day that 
two or three letters in feminine handwriting do not 
grace his table, and still he cries for more. "Great Screech- 
ing Whirlwinds" he cries, "Only one letter today!" 
His command of language is one of his many assets and 
it is but seldom he comes out on the wrong end of an 
argument. 

"Say, kid, what's the Juice? All of Chapter Ten? Fruit!" 
and he turns in for the night. Academics never worry 
him; he lets the Departments worry for him. Once in a 
while he nears a reef but he always has the reserve power 
to back off. 

An optimist by nature, he can always see the cheerful 
side of life; it is this quality that carried him over some 
of the rough spots in his Naval Academy career and will 
stand by him in the years to come. 



359 




Walter Edwin Fratzke 
crookston, minnesota 

"Walt" "Ski" 



TO note all the traits, the likable characteristics and 
the exciting life of our hero from the Northwest 
would have done credit to a Boswell. We have learned a 
lot about him in our four-year sojourn with him but we 
suspect that in back of those smiling features are hidden 
a dark and terrible past of which we know nothing. 
But let that be as it may, he has made a place for himself 
in the hearts of all of us. 

In the line of athletics Walt has tried everything but 
polo and had he followed his youthful ambition to enter 
West Point he might be playing it. 

Up until the beginning of Second Class year he had 
steered pretty well clear of the fair sex but of late he has 
taken to the gentle art of Snaking. Every now and then 
he steps out and shows the lesser satelites how they do 
it back in Minnesota. 

Ever since he became one of the Forty Percent, he has 
had a continual battle with the Ac Department. His 
version of Johnny Gow did not agree with that of the 
Steam Department so Walt found himself high and dry 
on the steam bush. Only by hard and conscientious 
boning has he been able to stay with us and despite his 
little controversies he has managed to slip through. Nev- 
ertheless it's all over now and he's a better man for 
having won his battles. 

"Howinell do they expect a fellow to work this 
prob.?" 




DEUCES , were wild and look what we drew — Wiscon- 
sin's pride and the Navy's despair. This six feet 
and one inch of '14 was handed down to us to have 
and to hold, to keep and possess, to swear by and at. 
Starting things off with a crash, Salty has held his own 
through thick and thin, St. John's, the Reina, and the 
Sub-Squad. This last has always been his biggest trouble. 
He takes to water like a Filipino takes to winter ice 
carnivals. Every afternoon during Sub-Squad season will 
find Salty with his ballast tanks filled cruising about on 
the bottom of the swimming pool. 

Never of the rabid Snake variety, still there have been 
times when the femmes did exert their influence to an 
alarming extent, and it was during this period that Elmer 
needed the most careful attention. However, of late, 
some one seems to have thrown a wrench in Cupid's 
machinery for the femme curve plotted against amount 
available has taken a decided drop. In spite of all his 
faults and short-comings, his cruises, leaves and general 
life all bear the same tale of making friends, keeping old 
ones, and in general finding the sunny side of life over 
the path of least resistance by using every day horse- 
sense. His good nature is as big as his feet — awfully large. 

Assistant Manager, Track (j, 2); 
Sub-Squad; 
Black N * * *; 
Manager, Track (/). 

360 



Elmer Henry Salzman 
kiel, wisconsin 

"Salty" "Elmer" 




YOUTH, the Joy of Living, but without Sorrows 
there would be no Joy. Our Nell knows. It happened 
a long time ago. A picture, something bound with a pink 
ribbon, memories — need I say more? Sad? Oh, no, that 
something in his eyes denotes experience, age-old exper- 
ience; 'tis thus we learn. For instance, one sleeps in 
Church but once; one sleeps through drill but once; just 
ask the king of the sand pile, and take heed. 

And he is a persistent lad. Picture a mere youth, 
standing on the sand pile, a fast express — then, flying 
legs, clutching hands — he didn't miss anything and is 
still going strong. The right bat, a long easy swing and 
there you are: baseball, studies, or whatever it may be, 
he gets there. Need we make predictions; well started 
means well ended and the Country needs such men 
whether it be as officers in the Service or officers of 
public service. 

Class Water Polo (j, 2); 
Class Baseball (j), Numerals. 




Neville Goodloe Holeman 
dawson springs, kentucky 

"Nellie" "Goodie" 




Clarence Wade McClusky 
buffalo, new york 

"Mac" "Wade" 




"CAY, wait until I tell you about the ones I got this 
O leave"; thus begins a good story on why girls 
leave home. But with all this it is a safe bet that down 
in his heart there is only room for one and we all know 
who that is. Ask him — he doesn't mind telling you. 
And it all started Plebe summer. 

Wade also has his difficulties with the Academics, for 
some nights, he has to study almost a half hour on one 
day's lesson which means he can't turn in before eight- 
thirty. 

Mac's philosophy of life is never to let anything inter- 
fere 'with pleasure, because you are young only once. 
It took him a long time to decide to dedicate his life to 
the Service, but to hear him talk of Buffalo, with its 
many wonders, it is hard to see how he ever tore himself 
away from the old homestead. 

When Mac finally worked up enough ambition (in- 
spired by a certain sweet young thing) to break away 
from the radiator, we had great hopes for him; then bad 
luck in the form of a sprained shoulder ruined everything. 

If June 192.6 finds Mac still looking for that wonderful 
position, we all think the Navy will be the winner and 
civilian life the loser. 

Black N *****; 

Class Football (2); 
Expert Rifleman. 



361 




Charles Fredric Horne, Jr. 

new york city 

"Bud" "Charlie" 



THE original instigator of the heterodyne complex. 
Devoted disciple of Marconi. "When I was a Plebe 
it was a Youngster rate; and when I was a Youngster it 
was a Second Class rate; and now it is a First Class rate. 
Just for spite, I won't have one at all next year." So said 
Charlie when the order was published making radios a 
First Class rate. However, a man must reserve the right 
to change his mind if circumstances warrant it, and that 
bleary-eyed look at many a breakfast bespoke after- 
taps investigations of ethereal disturbances. Neverthe- 
less, his keen interest in and his knowledge of the science 
of the RI drop have proved of incalculable value to the 
Academy. To him the stage managers said, "Let there 
be light," and he made light. 

Extra duty and extra instruction are almost perfect 
strangers in Charlie's life — especially so extra instruction. 
Being untroubled Academically, his after-drill periods 
were spent with the three -fourths inflated ball, and oh! 
the gallons he has imbibed! and the countless attempts 
he has made to breath under water! If this quality of 
persistence stays with him, it can never be said of him, 
"His was a wasted life." 

Masquerader, Juice Gang (4, 5, 2, i)j 
Musical Clubs (4, 5, 2), Gymkhana (^, 2); 
Water Polo Squad (2), Star Q4); 
Class Water Polo (5), Class Tennis (j)- 




HUBIE evidently took "What Can Literature Do 
For Me?" seriously. It goes without saying that a 
knowledge of human nature is necessary for good leader- 
ship, and wasn't he told Plebe year, "Literature^ can 
give you a better knowledge of human nature?" "The 
Boy and His Books" — what an apt title that would be 
for a portrait of him in a typical pose. He has been 
known to study on occasion, but whenever there is a 
choice between reading fiction and doing something else, 
he invariably reads. Hubert with his Saturday Evening 
Post and his Bull Durham is all set for a pleasant after- 
noon. 

A little workout now and then, of course, although 
he was a Charter Member of the Sub-Squad. He was 
naturally a little bit lazy, with starts of ambition occa- 
sionally for soccer and bowling. Cheerful most of the 
time, particularly so on Saturday mornings when the 
choir didn't have to go to drill. 

He dragged as much as any of us, but as there is safety 
in numbers Hubie seems in no danger of being seriously 
affected yet. He and the pap sheet became quite intimate, 
and he dragged Lady Springfield quite a bit. 

"Gee, that was a terrible exam — is the mail all out yet?" 

Class Soccer (j, 2), Numerals (j, 2); 
Soccer Squad (4, z); 
Choir (4, j, 2); 
Black N * * * * *. 

36Z 



Hubert Ellis Strange 
johnstown, pennsylvania 

"Hubie" 




SUNNY JIM is a Cosmopolitan who uses an ever- 
ready smile. From looking at him you can't quite 
decide whether he is from Reno, Nevada, or Bangor, 
Maine. From his Roman features, delicate countenance 
and abundant, black hair you would judge him to be a 
musician, poet or painter. But Jim is that way; he fools 
one. His mandolin serves only to keep the dust off the 
top of the locker. And as far as poetry and pictures go, 
why, he never had the right Juice Prof for them. 

Jim likes Fords, rifles and one girl. He understands 
Fords and rifles. Being a survivor of Well's Line, his 
history library crowds out Cosmos and other famous 
literature. Because he points such a mean shooting iron, 
fame hunted him down and several yellow numbers have 
been his for the buying. Jim is also a successful football 
manager, and he avers to this day that his team could 
have shown up the Varsity. The sub-service (no, not 
subway, or subconscious) appeals to him; but tierra 
firme attracts him as the square of the distance, and in 
the future we'll address his mail to Pontiac. 

Favorite winter sport, Sub-Squad; outdoor sport, 
cross-country hiking; indoor sport, Saturday morning 
bed-making. 

Rifle Squad (_4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (5, 2): 
Manager Class Football (2, 1); 
Expert Rifleman. 




James Arthur Morrison 
pontiac, illinois 

' 'Jim ' 




Abbott Mannie Sellers 
atlanta, georgia 

"Ab" "Foxy Grandpa" 




ARE you unsat, Mr. Sellers?" 
-L±- "No, sir." 

"Well, how in the world do you keep sat?" 

Thus was poor astonished Ab confronted one day in 
Juice. It was a surprise to us all for the poor boy had 
starred his Plebe year and stood within the first hundred 
of his class. In spite of this astounding revelation, -we 
all thought he was talented in brain matter and every 
day a stricken soul could be heard, "Oh Albert, didja 
work the 153rd?" Then given plenty of time he would 
eventually reply, "Ye-es." 

Not starring athletically Ab early coupled his literary 
ability with a certain amount of business sense and was 
proclaimed Circulation Manager of the Log, which duty 
he faithfully discharged. 

He was a Red Mike pure and gentle as a lamb. "Peter- 
man's Twenty" held no sway over his emotions. But when 
another man would have dragged his weary footsteps led 
him toward the Republic or the Circle where he seemed to 
be completely satisfied. We all hope that when some fair 
creature does capture our dear old Foxy Grandpa that 
she doesn't take unfair advantage of his docile nature. 

Class Soccer (2), Numerals; 

Class Lacrosse (4); 

Expert Rifleman; 

Star (4); 

Log Staff (j, 2), Log Board (1). 

363 




Theodore Hertzel Kobey 
bisbee, arizona 

"Ted" 



HEY! M.C., is six letters all I get this mail? I believe 
you're holding out on me." (And usually he is). 

This question, girls, should introduce our Cactus 
Cavalier, the Bisbee Bedouin. He hails from Arizona, 
that part of God's country where they raise mesquite, 
cactus, and (so he claims) he-men. 

Though timid by nature the weaker sex have made of 
him one of the greatest of Snakes. And it was not an 
easy task either, but years of concentrated efforts will 
change anything or anyone, and then the 4.0 just would- 
n't let him alone. This is his way of putting it — modest 
thing — but I, his roommate, know that this easy-going 
care-free son of the desert has attained his present height 
through months of concentrated study of a little life 
saver for social aspirants entitled: How to be Popular 
Though Self-Conscious, Homely, and Pessimistic. 

"I should like you to value what I have done, not what 
I happen to be." After all, though, he's harmless, and 
before the Academics he's fearless. 

"Hey, there, yuh draggin'? How's to swap a dance?" 

Class Football (4); 
Assistant Manager Football (■?); 
Manager Class Track Q4, 3, 2); 
Manager Class Basketball (2); 
Trident Magazine; 
Sub-Squad. 




HE'S from the wild and wooly West where men are 
men. Shady was quite collegiate when he first 
entered the Naval Academy but his education under 
'xi made an all-round midshipman of him. 

Shady is pretty savvy when he wants to be. Plebe 
year he spent two months in the Hospital and starred. 
On the other hand, he has decorated several trees as 
beautifully as i.o can smile at you. 

The Sheik is quite a ladies' man. If it isn't one, it's 
two. If he drags one girl more than twice in succession, 
he is in love with her. He missed a hop once on account 
of extra duty but made up for it by dragging two to the 
next one. 

There are two big things about Shady, though: his 
appetite and his grin. These two things are never dim- 
inished. Even when he is about to lose his temper from 
the troubles that come his way, he gets so mad that he 
laughs. It is odd to see the humor he finds in trouble. 

"Assorted Curses!" 

Star (4); 

Football, B- Squad Q4); 

Crew Squad Q4); 

Class Football (5), Numerals; 

Class Boxing (5), Numerals; 

Track Squad (2); 

Expert Kifleman. 



364 



Frank Byron Schaede 
colorado springs, colorado 

"Shady" "Sheik" 




HERE you have him, the man who's never been 
bricked. Yes, there's a reason, and it's not that he 
doesn't drag. We cannot recall missing him at any Hop 
since Youngster June Ball, nor at any function between 
hops, and his encumbrances have always been worth 
looking at twice. You know it can't always be luck. 
But why be superfluous? You can't help guessing it. 
He's just an all-round, straight, clean, honest-to-gosh 
man. 

Although handicapped by his size, he has done more 
than well for his company and class in boxing, gym, and 
rifle. 

He was as highly successful in his battle with old 
General Academics as in everything else he undertook, 
and moreover was always willing to aid his less fortunate 
classmates; it was very seldom that anyone left Ralph's 
room not knowing what it was all about. 

His adaptability and efficiency assure the success of his 
every undertaking. He'll make a capable officer, of whom 
we may well be proud; in short, he is the type of friend 
and classmate upon whom we can depend under all 
circumstances. 

Class Boxing Qf); Numerals; 
Class Soccer (V), Numerals; 
Star (4, y); 
Expert Rifleman. 




Ralph Henning Moureau 
chicago, illinois 

"Meerow" 




Wesley Arnold Wright 
lynn, massachusetts 



Hammy " " Salty ' 




HAMMY was a member of the Old Navy in the 
capacity of yeoman. However, things around Crab- 
town came natural to him and he soon found himself 
entirely at home. 

Hammy has most of the virtues of the men in blue, 
but he is not without his faults. He has his weaknesses, 
the outstanding one being the weaker sex, or more appro- 
priately, the week-end sex. It is rather difficult to say 
whether the jemmes have got him or whether he has the 
femmes. 

Hammy has set a pretty good stride in athletics but his 
love for chow overbalances his desire to become a second 
Jim Thorpe and it is only after much endeavor that he has 
been able to break loose from his appetite and get down 
to actual participation. 

He has a natural gift of making friends, and his ready 
wit, and quick response to an S.O.S. for help in Math 
have placed him high in the estimation of his classmates. 
Hammy is the kind of fellow who never needs a friend 
because they are all his friends. With his natural genius 
for Math he should easily be able to compete with the 
best of them in the Construction Corps, and we all hope 
that he makes his mark. 

Football, B-Squad (2, 1), Navy Numerals (2); 

Class Baseball Q4, 2, 1); 

Star (4, 5, 2); 

Black N*********. 

365 




Anderson Offutt 
new orleans, louisiana 

"Andy" 



ANDERSON comes from New Orleans, the home of 
■L ^- beautiful women and good whiskey. Since the day 
he entered, he has been a strong advocate of the old 
Navy when Duty Officers were not so abundant. He was 
on the morning orders from the time he spent his first 
week-end on the ship, and kept the Academic Depart- 
ments guessing. Not a savoir, Andy has decorated his 
share of the trees, but his ability to hit in a pinch has 
kept him with us. 

There are few Midshipmen who have had so many 
one-party love affairs as this youth. Rarely a month passes 
that he isn't sighing over a new love, for fortunately 
they have all been short-lived. During the past two years 
he has been forced to give up the girls in order to devote 
his spare time on week-ends to tinkering with the Ford 
he purchased on Second Class leave. As a result, the 
famed "One Hoss Shay" has nothing on this chariot. 

"The Navy's shot to Hell" is his chief lament, for he 
never has recuperated from the shock of having to sew 
on a complete set of woven red numerals. But in spite of 
his seemingly Bolshevistic traits, Andy is a strong Navy 
man. 

"There is no city in the country like New Orleans." 



Wrestling Squad (4, }. 
Juice Gang Q4); 
Black N. 



i\- 




CASSIUS breezed into our midst from the plains of 
Texas, wild and untamed. The four years of mess- 
hall diet, extra-duty, and Academics did nothing but 
put a thin veneer of "officer and gentleman" on this 
frontiersman. Perhaps you are deceived by the placid 
countenance and the well-groomed hair. But examine 
those eyes. Notice the revelation of character — the 
indomitable courage, the inflexible honor, and the 
imperishable spirit of the Alamo. 

"What! No mail?" "Well, I guess I'll write a letter." 
Thereupon Cassius grabs the last skag and pulls sat in 
correspondence. His smile is more noticeable than his 
intellectual prowess. 

Although Cassius comes from the land of the wooden 
nutmeg, he has, from the first, proved an exception to 
the rule, being a master in the art of getting the maxi- 
mum results with minimum effort. Doyle has been fortun- 
ate or unfortunate enough to have had several love affairs, 
violent ones, since he has been among us. They haven't 
affected him, though, and "Boy, wait till Sep leave and 
I'll give the girls in Tejas a treat." 

Just what will happen to Cassius after Graduation 
we don't know. A good guess would be that he goes 
back to the Big State and settles down to raising little 
long horns. 



Doyle Cassius Warren 
sherman, texas 

"Cassius" 



Gymkhana (j); 
Black N * *. 



366 




IT was while he was going to Erasmus Hall High 
School, Brooklyn, that Harry got his start for the 
Academy. The start was so good that he put a star on his 
full dress Plebe year. Living in Brooklyn, he learned a 
couple of the languages used extensively in New York 
City. This ability as a linguist made Spanish fruit for 
him so that he was able to talk to the Profs as if he knew 
what he was saying. 

After the first year, Harry put more time on athletics, 
and devoted some of his study hours to refreshing his 
body instead of his brain. He divided his efforts between 
soccer and lacrosse, working so hard that some of the big 
men found that his speed, dash and accuracy had left 
them without a job. 

He was never a real Snake at the Academy, but 
dragged enough to keep his interest up. When he is home 
on leave, though, try and get hold of him. The answer 
you receive when you ask for him is generally: "He 
has just gone out for a ride" or "No, he has gone to a 
dance tonight." 

"Say, when do we get paid? I owe five dollars now." 

Class Soccer Q4), Numerals; 

Soccer Squad (5,2, ij, Navy Numerals (j), N (2); 

Class Lacrosse (4), Numerals; 

Lacrosse Squad (5, 2, 1), Navy Numerals (j); 

Star (4), Glee Club (4, ■?); 

Class Crest Committee. 




Harry Hathaway Pottle, Jr. 
brooklyn, new york 

"Harry" 




Cleveland Forsyth Pratt, Jr. 
new york city 

"Ophelia" 




ATTACHED is a representation of what we believe a 
■Lx. remarkable likeness to the Rock of Gibraltar, both 
in bulk and in possible characteristics. The bulk is 
natural; the characteristics acquired somehow or other. 
The famous rock impresses one as possessing a sort of 
quiet stubbornness, a passive resistance to any persuasion, 
once it is resolved. 

Out of justice to our "fat boy" we must admit that 
he has been well educated during his residence at the 
Academy, although during Plebe year he missed some 
of the refining touches in the art of handling knife and 
fork, by dining with the uncouth of the football and 
crew tables. 

He has been a Red Mike to those who do not know 
him, but his intimates secretly believe that he ruined 
all his chances of becoming the most heart-breaking of 
all Snakes by saying "I do" before he became a midship- 
man. We suspect this because he has several times 
addressed his letters to a Mrs. C. F. Pratt, Jr. However, 
this may have been pure absent-mindedness. 

"Now, Mr. Pratt; there are just two verses to Second 
Class Juice. The foist is: look for the toiminals; and the 
second is: E equals IR. 

Football, B-Squad(^4, 3,2, 1), Navy Numerals (j, 2 ,1); 
Plebe Crew ( 2, 1); 
Wrestling Squad (2, j); 
Class Wrestling (j), Numerals. 

367 







William Kilian Romoser 
baltimore, maryland 

"Bill" 



SKAG? No thanks, old man, I've knocked off smok- 
ing." "Dragging? No, I'm off that sort of thing — 
for the present at least." But he doesn't really mean it; 
for he's perfectly normal and is imbued with all the 
tendencies, desires and aspirations that are characteristic 
of the majority of us. 

Bill has a gift of conversation and a knack at injecting 
romance into the most trivial of incidents — two qualities 
that have awarded him with a deserved popularity. 
Those tendencies started years ago when Bill was se- 
curely established in the life of that "old college on the 
hill" — Lehigh — and since then the ports of midshipmen 
cruises have served as a constant inspiration. Always 
there was some wild tale of a European port, a baron's 

reception, a glorious night, a moon, a , but why 

rehearse ancient history? And always he's immediately 
off on an insatiable longing for another cruise — to 
Europe, to the Mediterranean, anywhere rather than 
behind a mountain of textbooks. 

Bill's big ambition is to sail the seven seas of the air 
in a little bought plane, with a joy stick in one hand and 
the speedometer hitting 2.00 knots. Atta boy, Bill; a pair 
of gold wings will go well with that million dollar 
smile. 

Track Squad (4, 5, 2, i~), Numerals (2, i)j 
Class Soccer (4, j, 2, 1), Numerals (3, 2, 1); 
Expert Rifleman. 




MISTER SCHANZE! What type of boilers does a 
submarine carry?" "B. and W., sir." So it was 
that our fair young aspirant de marine precipitated himself 
into the hands of those Plebe-eating First Classmen. 
At all times, he was the pride and joy of the Academic 
Department, especially when he defined a "wale shore" 
as "an apparatus used for hauling whales aboard a 
whaler!" 

Eddie first bid fair for fame behind the portals of Johns 
Hopkins University. It was amidst such environment 
that the maternal care and steadying influences of a 
certain Goucher College first made themselves evident. 
Experience, however, is the world's greatest teacher and 
it was in such a setting that he developed the conversa- 
tional charm and versatile personality that makes him 
a much sought after person in any gathering of ladies — 
or gentlemen. 

But as Eddie was in the old days so is he today — and 
ever will be. Always there was that saving sense of humor 
and that infectious smile, which even the cruises, with 
all their discomforts, could not wipe out. The lack of 
fresh water at 5:30 reveilles was a cloud over his soul, 
but even such an adversity was never adverse enough to 
steal away the Eddie that we had always pleasantly 
known. 



Edwin Stansbury Schanze 
baltimore, maryland 

"Eddie" 



Class Lacrosse (4, j, 2, 1), Numerals (4, 2, /); 
Class Soccer (2, 7). 



368 









C0MM0V0%6 JOHTSi TAUL JO^ES 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION 

I747-I79Z 

( From the portrait by Cecelia Beaux^) 




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SAY, don't look so scared! Honest, we didn't mean to 
frighten you. You know way down in your heart 
that looks don't mean much. He really is good-natured 
and won't harm a soul. 

Abe was a soccer man and one of Tom's favorites. He 
could show some real rough tricks if necessary as he did 
in Gibraltar when we played the Limies. Some of the 
Britishers wished they had never gotten in the game be- 
cause Abe showed 'em how we played. 

Jim always managed to fool the Ac Department, al- 
though sometimes they came very near catching up with 
him. Never suffering from love-sickness probably aided 
him in this way, although it prevented him from showing 
proper sympathy for the troubles of a roommate afflicted 
with all the worries of a true lover. 

As one can see by glancing at the snapshot of his 
youthful days, Jim always was more or less salty, and 
had been introduced to the leeward life line before 
Youngster cruise. 

"Call away the gig, and notify the Exec that I am 
going ashore." 

Soccer Squad (4, 5,. 2, 1), N(j, 2); 
Class Gym (2); 
Ex-pert Rifleman. 




Mannert Lincoln Abele 
quincy, massachusetts 

"Abe" "Jim' 




Everett Hale Still 
blackville, south carolina 

"Doc" " Kentucky 




THIS native son of the Palmetto state learned the first 
day of Plebe year that the Governor of North Caro- 
ina really did make a famous statement to the Governor 
of South Carolina. This knowledge stood him in good 
stead Plebe year — and occasionally since then. Odd, isn't 
it? 

By his own statement he is the very model of propriety, 
yet I have in mind a particular incident of Plebe year 
Army-Navy game which caused certain of his friends to 
wonder. 

The Class of '15 first claimed Still as one of its mem- 
bers, but the Acs, which have been the undoing of many 
a good man, got time on him before he realized what was 
up, hence his presence in our own illustrious midst. The 
race, however, is not always to the swift, and Everett 
has since shown that he possesses better stuff than the 
Ac Dept. thought. 

Quite unassuming, with an easy going disposition, 
Still has made many friends who all hope that he can 
meet all life's problems with the same quiet assurance 
with which he has taken the blows of Academy life. 

Here's to you Still. May you have a long, happy, 
successful naval career with lots of pleasant duty. 



369 



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William Wallace Anderson, Jr. 
lexington, kentucky 

"Andy" "Bill" "Savvy" 



A SCHOLARLY dilettante — overly given to taking life 
too seriously yet occasionally showing the boy 
in him by his humorous wise cracks or playful scuffles. 
At times he becomes so light we wish Henry Ortland 
had devised lead instead of wooden shoes for this mem- 
ber of the swimming squad. Yes, the lad has athletic 
aspirations and each winter forsakes us proletarians to 
chow on toast at the training table. In Wallace we also 
find one of the few leaders of the Navy. Just how good a 
leader might be found out by consulting a certain Com- 
mander. Yet we are always ready to follow Andy even 
though he again leads us to the lofts of Dahlgren Hall. 
Wallace likes to kid himself into thinking he is a happy 
combination of Snake and Red Mike but we think the 
reptilian characteristics predominate. Unlike his simian 
comrades he does not swing from the trees. He is, with- 
out doubt, savvy, but carries his laurels with a modest 
grace which has won him the good will of all. "Aw, 
come off that limb!" 

Associate Editor Lucky Bag; 
Trident Magazine Staff; 
Trident Society (5, 2, £); 
Class Swimming Q4); 
Swimming Squad (5, 2, 1); 
Class Supper Committee; 
Star (4, 5, 2, j). 




PEALS of laughter rent the quiet of the corridor. Break- 
ing into our domicile we found our better half in 
shocking dishabille rendering an Abyssinian torso dance. 
Ceasing in this he regaled the visitors with his version of 
a sarcastic sneer, and with a beatific smile said, "nighty- 
night" and pulled the covers over his cherubic gonk. 
That was Eddie. In his more collected moments this son 
of the wooden nutmeg state displayed his Yankee ingen- 
uity by oiling the window shades or tearing up the light 
switch to discover its modus operandi. Plebe year it was 
his delight to bait unwary A. M. C.'s with his automatic 
window closing device. But his greatest joy was an 
opportunity to crack wise or give someone the razz. 
At times the lad returned home with his shirt in shreds, 
to proclaim with beaming countenance the success of his 
evening. But his gay and flippant exterior only masks a 
sincere and generous heart which refuses nothing for a 
friend. When the Angel Gabriel sounds the call to heave 
out and lash up, Shrimp will be there with a quip at the 
expense of the good saint's dignity. And later, whether 
rendering jazz on a golden harp or stoking fiercely with 
an Infernal slice bar, he will prove a hard and loyal 
worker for the Power that claims him. 

Lucky Bag 

Class Lacrosse (4, i); 
Masquerader Stage Gang (2, 1); 
Reception Committee (/). 

370 



Edward Loomis Bradley Weimer 
bridgeport, connecticut 

Eddie " " Shrimp 




THAT'S the second time you've dropped that gun. 
You are going to bilge sure. ' ' 

"Now, I'll just bet on that answer. Fruit! You have 
to integrate between alpha and infinity and divide by 
rho, and don't let that prof buffalo you. Keep him 
snowed under and never ask any questions that he can 
answer. Oh! I've had that guy before." 

"You can't write letters that way, Middy. Quit 
sucking your thumb and grab that pen. Tell her I enjoyed 
that last box of candy." 

"Well, well, well, how long have you been on this 
ship? Two weeks? Say, I need some horizontal exercise. 
How's to let me in on that caulking place?" 

In spite of a slight inclination towards Mathematics, 
Walt is interested by the fair sex. He is perfectly willing 
to fall for all, but never for one. He has a weak spot, 
girls, but it is up to you to find out. 

"Sail ho!" "Tug with a tow being overtaken. She's 
no brick. Didn't I pass the eye test all right?" 

"Squads left — I mean right." "Hey, hold it down up 
in front. Do you want me to hit the pap?" "Close up on 
the double. I said halt." 

"How many mirrors have you broken, anyway?" 

Class Wrestling (2, 1); 
Star (4, 2). 




Walter Jones Whipple, ind, 
cinclare, louisiana 




Lloyd John Sidney Aitkens 
houma, louisiana 

"Harry" "Tommy" "Lefty" 




CRASH! "Who in the devil threw that ink bottle? 
All right, Harry, I'll get you yet!" 

When trouble and Harry are on the same deck there is 
but one conclusion in the minds of all hands. Anyone 
who missed giving an Ensign a birthday party only by 
three short inches of broom handle would try anything. 
Thus, "What did Harry do with my alarm clock? He'll 
have to give me his now." 

"What, only three letters? Well, not so bad, I got five 
this morning." Yes, the secret is out. He is a Snake. 

"Say, do you know where there are more pretty girls 
to the eligible beau than anywhere else? Well, down on 
the Bayou Terrebonne." If they are half as sweet as the 
contents of the "Boxes" he ever so often got with the 
familiar Houma postmark — we're all convinced. 

While the third month of every term saw him on the 
tree in at least one subject, he always emerged on the 
right side of a 2.. 50. 

"Sure I savvy this stuff. Now tell me all about it. 
No, come on, let's turn in, I'm sleepy." 

"Oh, Tom-my, wasn't it horrid of those boys to say 
that? What does Brick mean, anyway?" 

"Stand by to ram!" 

Class Baseball (4, 3, 2); 
Ex-pert Tkifleman. 



37i 





Edward Ney Dodson, Jr. 
st. michaels, maryland 

"Boot" "Ed" 



IF you want the straight dope about any subject, see 
Boot. He sees everything, hears everything, and can 
tell you anything that was in yesterday's Baltimore 
Sunpaper. When he picks the Giants to win the World 
Series be sure and bet on the Senators. 

If you ever see a book in the Library of the English 
Department entitled Unsat Seven Months and Sat for the 
Year you should read it and see how Ed did it. However, 
after Plebe year he was always sat and savvy in every 
subject. In fact, if it were not for his love for sleep, you 
might have seen a star on his collar. Taps sounded almost 
every night for him at eight-thirty, and there was no use 
trying to wake him until morning — especially during 
class football season. 

Some of the big attractions of my roommate were the 
straight dope he put out, his Eastern Shore Yodle, and 
his continuous supply of chow — cookies, cakes, fruits, 
and candy of all kinds. Furthermore, he used to get three 
newspapers, The Comet, The Democrat (each a two-page 
weekly) and the Baltimore Sun. 

Every night about eight-thirty he would say, "Smith, 
I'll shake you to see whether or not we turn in." 

Class Football Q£)j 
Class Track (Y). 



RALPH, the fellow that would drag blind. When 
- another fellow needed a friend for a week-end he 
knew the place to come and find one. Smitty would never 
tell whether or not he had been bricked but we found out 
every once in a while by going over to the hop. 

He used to do his share of worrying about marks. 
Everyday we would hear, "I bet you that I hit the tree 
this week in Math." But when the weekly trees were 
posted his name was seldom found among the chosen 
few. Then when the monthly averages came up he usually 
had above a 3.0. 

When the call was given for the candidates for Lacrosse 
manager one of the first to go out was Ralph and he stuck 
to it and followed the team every day. He lost more 
weight running back from drill and getting ready for 
lacrosse than he lost in the fireroom Youngster Cruise. 

Just after he returned from Youngster September 
Leave his favorite Sunday afternoon pastime was to 
hunt up Plebes and show them his new Elgin watch. 
Ralph proved himself a shrewd fellow Second Class year. 
He stayed on the Sub-squad until he could get big odds, 
and won enough to buy a farm when he finally passed 
the test. 

"I don't see how any lacrosse team in the country could 
score on us." 



Ralph Dempcy Smith 
elkins, west virginia 

'Ralph D." "Smitty" " Zeke' 



Lacrosse Squad, Assistant Manager (j, 2); 
Lucky Bag. 



372- 




AMBITION— that's Bill. If it had not been for the z.o 
■£*- the first month of the term his ambition to win the 
Skinny binoculars might have been realized. His attempt 
to gain admittance to the Masqueraders is shown by the 
fact that he tried for every masculine part, but the judges 
failed to recognize the young Barrymore. He was out for 
the Swimming Team for the first ten days after Second 
Class September Leave. If he had only had more purchas- 
ers he might have sold enough Dope for Drags to become 
wealthy. But his primary desire was to prove to the 
mathematics department that "the book is wrong." 
Nothing ever stopped his chatter — except when the 
M. C. dropped an epistle on the table from Kentucky, 
Georgia, New Jersey, or New York, and then the big 
smile and quietness would reign. "I got three letters 
this morning, but she says she can't come. I don't care," 
— and then he committed the unpardonable sin of drag- 
ging stone blind — this was Youngster June Week. His 
activities in foreign countries seem to have been unlim- 
ited as his absence from the ship was always to be 
expected. 

Bill will be never found without that cheery smile at 
taps which always graces his countenance after a busy 
day. "Have you earned a night's rest, Bill?" "I hope 
ta' say so," and the boy is in dreamland. 



Lucky Bag, Advertising Manager 




William Cooper Taylor 
plainfield, new jersey 

"Bill" 




Francis Louden Black 
steubenville, ohio 

"Alice" "Blackie" 




A NAME to conjure with! But what? Truly, however, 
Alice is a man of astuteness, and his singular dense- 
ness of air at times is made up for by his brilliance at 
others. His nickname, we would explain, was acquired 
from the expression of virginal fairness that rests on his 
countenance. 

Alice is a Snake of the first water, or, if you prefer, a 
water snake, and he thrives on punishment. Upon the 
usual presentation of the brick he would merely laugh 
the matter off in his dry Scotch way and on the next 
opportunity you would see him at it again. 

As art athlete he was, to say the least, all around. His 
fond boast is that he went out for every N. A. sport at 
some time or other during his sojourn. I recall how 
many times I have ducked just in time to have a chip of 
ear flecked off with a lacrosse stick or turned to receive 
the ball squarely in the eye. 

He is a mean man to get in an argument with, for he 
never admits defeat but will hold his ground against 
all logic. 

All the friends he had here remember the boxes from 
Steubenville, which, perhaps, had something to do with 
his oft-repeated breaking of his oft-repeated resolution — 
"I have got to get down to strict training now." 

Rifle Squad (^4); 
Masqueraders (£)j 
Lucky Bag. 

373 




Upton Slingluff Brady, Jr. 
baltimore, maryland 

"Up" "U. S." 



IADIES and gentlemen, my name's Brady, and I'm 
-i from'Lutherville, and I'm hard!" This is how our 
Upton introduced himself. There is no doubt about the 
first two of these statements, but several attacks of 
mal de mer, experienced on sailing parties on the Severn 
River, leave doubts as to his hardness. 

Love of fine raiment has been characteristic of this 
lanky youth ever since he first donned white works. 
Thus he earned the title of "answer to a maiden's 
prayer." And that derby he used to go calling in! 

Although not a renowned Snake, Upton seldom missed 
a hop; and he didn't receive bricks the next morning 
either. Upton is quite a horseman — the pictures on his 
locker door proved that. Imagine a man who prefers 
the picture of a good-looking horse to that of a pretty 

S irl! 

"What s next? I m raring to go! ' 

Long? Very long. Long line. Long legs? 

One, two, two long legs! 

Long like a snake — 

A long green snake twining in the social forest. 

Brains? 

One, two, one-half — none! 

Log Staff (r); 
Lucky Bag; 
Kifle Squad Q4); 
Expert Rifleman. 






OUR little Phil was given a bum steer after being born 
in Texas so he was transplanted to Baltimore and 
Crabtown. Not appreciating a crab's existence, he shed 
his shell and turned into a Naval Academy snake. He 
keeps his letters filed, not because they are rough, but to 
facilitate handling. And when he dances — goils, there 
ain't nothin' quite like it, and we don't mean peut-etre! 

After passing his physical by an eyelash, Phil picked 
up an unfortunate youth and forced him into a Morgan- 
atic marriage. Ensued one reg month and a couple of 
others, during which the awkward squad was never 
lacking in at least one charter member. Zeke never 
completed an inspection of 4106, and Wardour became 
the established refuge of Phil's deck. 

Leaves were the fruits of our existence, and Phil likes 
it fruity. He has been known to spend over half of one 
leave in the driver's seat, most of the time under way. 
He was prejudiced against Atlantic City for leaves, much 
preferring the East'n Sho' of Maryland. At that, 
Europe had its charms and Phil always liked his tea with 
his meals. 

"Oh, Death, where is thy sting?" 

Log Staff (2,), Managing Editor (1); 
Trident Society Qi'j; 
Lucky Bag Staff; 
Gymkhana Committee (7), 
Star Q4). 

374 



Philip Sidney Morgan, Jr. 
annapolis, maryland 

"Phil" "Death" 




IN spite of a scholarship at Cornell plus an annuity 
from the State of New York beckoning alluringly, our 
own little Hutch withdrew from the cold, cold woild 
into the protective shell of Crabtown. Plebe year was 
marked by his sophisticated representation of Sophie 
Tucker and by his athletic prowess in football and crew. 
He also found the time to earn fixed stars on his monkey 
jacket. Youngster Cruise he offered a glass of wine to 
his roommate's prohibition uncle in Glasgow, and 
spurned the paltry 65c tendered him by the government 
when he left early with the A-squad. Football again — 
New York — Pasadena — Wrestling — Beaucoup Bridge — 
June Week — and once again, Europe. 

London and Paris proved Hutch's undoing, for he was 
in no condition to withstand the rigors of ptomaine 
poisoning as administered off the Hook of Holland, and 
he was forcibly deprived of his appendix while in Ant- 
werpen. Reaching Albany a mere wraith of 170 pounds, 
the famous Hutchins System returned our hero to Annap- 
olis at par. 

"And then he took up Snaking." Which we submit 
as the end. 

Football Squad Q4, 3, 1), N Ql); 
Crew Squad Q4); 
Wrestling Squad (j, 1); 
Class Lacrosse (2, i); 
Star (4, 3, 2, 1). 









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Carlton Barmore Hutchins 
albany, new york 

"Hutch' 




Harper Duncan Scrymgeour 
detroit, michigan 

"Spark" 




PICTURE a candidate with three days' rations in his 
jeans trying to solve the age-old prob of "three squares 
and a flop," for a week. Then Lady Luck appears in the 
form of a future classmate who harbors little Harper 
under his protective wing, and as it turned out, often- 
times afterward. 

Plebe year found our standard bearer of Scotland 
answering to "Squilgee" and "Scroogemeyer." Although 
much of his time was spent boning the Post, X-word 
puzzles, and Michigan's athletic activities, Spark 
emerged from the first lap with his star. Youngster cruise 
when he got 86 hours leave in Scotland, and Youngster 
Sep leave broadened our Kiltie to such an extent that 
bridge and class athletics detached him from his satellites. 

Who but a Scot could spend (in itself a bad pun) an 
Easter Leave in Balto and loosen up with only two bits, 
and that for the Easter offering of his host's sister? 
But a diamond miniature was duly parted with at '1.4's 
Farewell Ball and, from all reports, with all proper cere- 
mony. "Oh, bring back my Bonnie tome !" 

"It's a shame to see all this chow going to waste!" 

Football, B Squad (/); 

Class Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (5, 2, i)j 

Class Baseball (j, 2, 1); Class Numerals (3,2, 1); 

Crew Squad (4); King Committee; 

Star Q4); Log Staff (z); 

Co?npany Representative (j, 2, 1). 

375 




Robert Heber Meade 
madison, new jersey 

"Bob" "General" 



WHO is this man Meade?" 
"He is a quiet chap from New Jersey. Rather 
young, too — entered when seventeen. No, not born in a 
log cabin, and didn't write Latin verse in infancy, al- 
though he did teach school at the tender age of seven- 
teen. A bit of a snake, too. 

If ever a man in this Academy needed more than twen- 
ty-four hours in his day, this was the man. If one looked 
up rapidly one might catch a glimpse of him as he passed 
by — but there was no time for trivial conversation. He 
would shout, "Got a meeting." If you ran after him 
you caught this. So he rushed through the four years — 
he halted not, neither did he falter. 

"Wrote twelve letters this afternoon." 

"What? Snake! No! I am a Red Mike — these were to 
advertisers." 

Log Staff (V), Editor-in-Chief (z); 

Lucky Bag, General Board; 

Trident Society (2, i)j 

Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); 

Musical Clubs (4, }, 2, 1), Gold N (z); 

Glee Club (4, }, 2, 1), Leader (z); 

Gymkhana (4, 5, 2, z), Business Manager (^1); 

Class Supper Committee; 

Christmas Card Committee (£); 

Class Lacrosse (4, f); 

Star (4, }, 2, 1). 




AS a candidate for the exclusive No Plebe Year Club, 
■L*- along with Admiral Mahan, we nominate another 
celebrity who came fresh from Phillips Exeter to 'Z5. 
Fate and the hospital decreed, however, that he should 
return for four years with '2.6. 

A busy man was he, rushing from one committee 
meeting back to another committee meeting; occasion- 
ally, however, he spent a minute or two boning. 

Though Paul had few feminine visitors at the acad- 
emy, his leaves were different. The same line which kept 
a committee meeting from being serious-minded, coupled 
with his remarkable first tenor voice, must be "simply 
irresistible." Witness the size of his mail. 

"Hey, Meadberger, where's Greenvalt?" 

Lucky Bag, Associate Business Manager; 

Musical Clubs (4, }, 2, z), Gold N (jr); 

Glee Club Q4, 3, 2, i); 

Choir (j, 4, 3, 2, i); 

Gymkhana, Chairman (z); 

Christmas Card Committee, Chairman Qi); 

Reception Committee (2, 1); 

Football Squad, Assistant Manager (4, 5, 2); 

Track Squad (4, f); 

Editor Army-Navy Game Log (2). 



376 



Paul Merritt Grover 
taftville, connecticut 

Paul ' ' ' 'Midnight' ' 




THE outboard picture goes to show that Oklahoma 
does put out something besides oil and cactus. Please 
don't mistake me! Our dear Tommy is not greasy — far 
from it. Just ask him to tell you about that pap he got 
for "Unauthorized possession of non-regulation cloth- 
ing." 

Sometimes we who know him wonder why he was 
required to take his first year's work over again. After 
his return, he had first hold down on the Academic 
Departments and managed several times to make some 
of them yell for help. With his easy going way and 
unchangeable confidence in himself we don't wonder 
that he managed to snow the profs under. 

Well, I wouldn't exactly say that he is a snake of the 
first calibre because it was not often that he met one of 
the fair sex at the W. B. and A. station; nevertheless, he 
always had some reason to be present at every hop. 
Maybe his method is due to the O.A.O. from a certain 
town in West Virginia or should I say, "Washington, 
D. C," now. Good luck to you, Tom, old fellow, we 
know that your personality will win for you those 
honors of "a fellow well met" and "an excellent ship- 
mate." 

Gym Squad (j, 4, 3, 2, ij, Navy Numerals (5, 2), 

Numerals (j)j 
Gymkhana (j, 4, 5, 2, 7). 




Thomas Michael Wolverton 
nowata, oklahoma 




John Ernest Fradd 
manchester, new hampshire 

"Jack" 




THE man worth while is the man who can smile 
When everything goes dead wrong." 

A smile is one of the prime requisites of a naval officer 
and Jacky just can't help his. It is his nature to look on 
the bright side of life. 

Jack came to the Naval Academy from Exeter. He has 
proved to us that he is as versatile as Houdini himself. 
Among his classmates, Jacky is well-known for his 
sudden spontaneous outbursts of high spirits. As you 
walked down the corridors of Bancroft Hall you were 
likely to hear someone yell, "Hey, you! Come back here" 
and out of the door would come, like a streak of light- 
ning, a wee sandy-haired boy who talked like King 
George himself. 

When he meets you he'll stop and say hello and give 
you one of those always present smiles that leave you 
ready to stand duty for him, or do anything else he 
desires. 

Class Soccer (4); 

Soccer Squad (4, 3, 2, ij, Captain (z), N (2, 1); 

Choir (4, j, 2, 1); 

Glee Club (4, 5, 2, /), Leader (_/); 

Musical Clubs (j, 2, i); 

Lucky Bag 

Class Baseball ($); 

Class Wrestling (2); 

Black N. 

377 




Henry Fremont Ripley 
spokane, washington 

"Rip" 



TTERE is another one of those dashing Army juniors. 
J- -L He was born in Camp Keithly, on Lake Lanao, 
Mindanao, Philippine Islands — and he's proud of it. 
That was just the beginning of his travels, for since then 
he's been everywhere and seen everything. This com- 
bined with his natural ability as a yarn spinner has kept 
many a good man in the Radiator Club. He can sing, 
too. He used to set his alarm clock every morning for half 
an hour before reveille so he could get up and practice 
scales. A pair of shoes broke him of the habit in a 
month, but the clock never was the same again. 

He was a hopeless Red Mike as far as dragging goes 
but he generally managed to be on hand for the hops. 
Perhaps he is not much as an athlete although he has 
been known to take a work-out and he can balance a 
teacup if the occasion requires. 

Rip is really hard-boiled though — witness 

"Really, now, mister, I'll have to take corrective 
measures if you can't keep your head up." 

Choir Q4); 
Glee Club (£); 
Musical Clubs (2). 




HE arrove from the grate unwashed waist urly 
in Plebe summer and got his furst impreshuns uv 
the Navy shortly thereafter. Befour the summer wuz 
over he was thuraly indocktrinated with the Navy spirit. 
He soon pruved hisself to be a reel athlete but the Ak 
Dept. did their best four four years to keep him frum 
being a star which wuz not as he wished neither. Every 
spare moment when not engaged in athletics you kud 
find our Million purusing the pages of sum text trying to 
keep the upper side uv our Aks. Weather in wurk or in 
play our Max plugged away with that old fite so tipikle 
in a real man. Yes he wuz wooden like the rest uv us, 
but that is wherein laid his vurtue. As he tolt me wunce 
we kant all be heros but we can all try. Max always tried 
and always will and when the rest of us are down and 
out he will be still flying his colors. It may take him 
longer to git the hang of a thing but once he does try 
and shake him off. Here's to you Max, atta old bull dog 
spirit. 

Baseball Squad (4, j, 2, 1), N (4), N * (5, 2). 



Maxwell Franklin Leslie 
spokane, washington 

"Max" "Million" "Les" 



378 




MISTER, what makes you so gosh-darn good 
looking?" 

Thus was the subject of our little sketch wont to be 
greeted when, as a Plebe, he was ushered into naval 
society. Tall, straight, and endowed with a bounteous 
crop of dark, wavy hair, he was easy to look at, accord- 
ing to his own modest admission. 

Early in Johnnie's life his friends prophesied that he 
was destined to sail the stormy sea, and subsequent 
events have proved that those friends read the stars 
correctly, as he conclusively demonstrated his ability 
to sail at least two points nearer the winds of academic 
wrath than his nearest competitor. Between the Scylla 
of Math and the Charybodis of Steam his life in dear 
old Bankrupt Hall had very few dull moments. He always 
managed to get by, but in many instances, there was less 
than the width of the proverbial sardines whiskers 
between his ship and the rocks. 

Johnnie passes for a Red Mike among the inmates who 
judge him by the fact that he had never been guilty of 
taking paving material into the Armory, but those of us 
who know him best know that there is a "Red" up in 
Flatbush whose name isn't Mike by about twenty-four 
lavender scented letters per cruise. We also remember 
that little party at the Astor Youngster Christmas leave, 
which wasn't a bachelor's convention — at all. 

Sub- squad (4, 3, 2). 




Harry Darlington Johnston 
springfield gardens, new york 

"Jerry" "Johnnie" 





James Beatty Fox 
hillsboro, ohio 

"Jim" " Foxie" 




ASA VOIR and a Red Mike by nature" — that just 
about describes our Jim. While he has never been 
known to admit the first, his record of having continued 
topside against the Acs disproves all his protests. Though 
it's a far cry from a hard-handed son of the soil to the 
thoroughbred trekker of the tracks of Neptune, our hero 
has negotiated the change. 

Professing a profound fear of the doings of the Ac 
Department was ever his chief delight, but, friends, it's 
all bunk. Few were the trees that he adorned, and those 
few served only to start him against the eternal enemy of 
hapless mids with renewed vigor, so that the end of the 
year always found Jim comfortably near the top of the 
list. 

Having a way all his own with the opposite sex, he 
managed to steer safely by them. Ever of a conservative 
nature, never a favorite with the eternal feminine — that's 
our boy all over. Thus far, he seems to be a sworn sup- 
porter of the state of single blessedness. 

"Who ever came from Ohio? Why, me and all those 
presidents!" 



Expert Rifleman; 
Class Track (j, 2). 



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James Francis Byrne 
lowell, massachusetts 

' 'Jimmie " " Frank 



" ATTENTION to orders!" Upon hearing these words 
-£j- at our first formation Plebe summer we looked up 
and spied this grinning, sawed off, red-faced Irishman 
from Lowell confronting us and ever since we have been 
standing by at respectful attention whenever he seemed 
about to say anything. 

Jimmie's athletic pursuits were limited to lacrosse, 
his pipes, and the Lucky Bag, a branch society of the 
Radiator Club. As a lacrosse man he was a red-eyed, hard- 
hitting, stick-swinging dead-shot maniac, and when one 
saw him standing down the field it was time to take 
cover. 

The Lucky Bag occupied much of his time. He always 
was writing to this company or that to inveigle them 
into advertising in our little annual. 

As a student our Irishman stood well above the aver- 
age — and apparently with little effort. 

Socially he was very reserved, giving the girls a treat 
only on rare and special occasions. His mail was unusual- 
ly heavy — indeed hardly a day went by without a deposit 
from the A.M.C. On the whole he is quite the man of the 
world, loved by all mankind, particularly women and 
beasts. 

Lucky Bag Staff; 

Class Soccer (j)./ 

Class Sivimming (j)/ 

Class Lacrosse (j, 2, 1), Numerals (2). 




I 



TIME . . . 1946, the Skipper paces the bridge and 
gazes with fond eye over the neatest, cleanest ship 
imaginable. (I gaze at his half of the room as I pen these 
words). He is dressed in a natty uniform which shows 
signs of frequent brushings and scrupulous care; his 
shoes gleam; his 'broidered cap has just enough of that 
salty sloppiness to give it the "sea going touch"; and 
his blou betrays just a wee bulge amidships ... a pard- 
onable bulge when we consider how Jack spooned on 
his appetite. For the physiognomy portrayed alongsideis 
that of our hero twenty years ago when he was a mere 
aspirant de midshipman. In them good old days he was 
remarkable for three cravings — the Cosmo, the women, 
and the good old nutriment — and for three dislikes — 
the Academics, his books, and studying. Despite this 
last, however, his inextinguishable line and pepsodent 
smile spread cream upon the milky way he pursued 
through the Academy. His tastes are so Cosmo (politan) 
that a Coles Phillips Navy girl was the sole decoration 
on his locker door for four long years. 
"J'ai bilge froidement comme un enfer!" 

Class Lacrosse (j, 2, ij, Numerals (2, 1); 
Class Wrestling (4); 

Wrestling Squad (j, 2, 1), Numerals (j, 2, /); 
Class Sivimming (2, i), Numerals (2, /). 



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John Francis Greenslade 
at large 

' 'Jack' ' 




WERE this not supposed to be a biography, the title 
for this paragraph should certainly be "Good 
Nature" — that's Val. There is little use in citing 
examples of this trait of his; they are too numerous; 
one, perhaps, will suffice: Val never refused to drag 
blind for a friend. Although in the vernacular of the 
midshipman, this may not be determined good nature, 
yet a more thorough analysis undoubtedly shows it is. 
Hand in hand with good nature goes generosity and, 
well — if Val had one pair of socks and you had none, 
you would wear one and he would wear the other. 

A slight digression is necessary in order to touch 
briefly upon our subject's other qualities. He is a plodder 
by nature and by circumstances. Nothing flashy or 
spectacular, but one may bet, and safely, too, on Val's 
getting there with the goods. 

And last, that finishing touch to a presentation of a 
man's character: his feelings towards the other sex. 
Independent and indifferent — consequently successful; 
lacking, perhaps, only a little more self-assurance to 
attain greater heights. We say then, that it will be a 
most extraordinarily clever girl who comes between Val 
and his books, and makes him forget the more important 
things in life. 

Class Boxing (4, 5, 2, 1); 
Lucky Bag Staff. 




Valery Havard, Jr. 
fairfield, connecticut 

"Val" 




Charles Allen Buchanan 
washington, district of columbia 

"Charlie" "Buck" 




SUNDAY, and one of those heavenly spring days 
which makes even the bluest Plebe feel a thrill as he 
marches from Chapel. The fresh grass vies with the buds 
to add to the glory of such a day. The many week-end 
girls add touches of splendor with their gay dresses. 
Even old Tecumseh has an almost benign expression on 
his weather-beaten countenance as he watches the 
interesting group clustered around his pedestal. In the 
center of a circle of girls stands a tall, slender lad in 
uniform, perfectly at ease, whose grace is such as to add 
to the beauty of the day, bestowing upon his worshippers 
soulful looks accompanied by sweeps of the long curling 
eyelashes which are the despair of many of his fair 
admirers. Charlie is in his element; slightly bored, but 
content, withal. 

During our four years Buck commanded the respect 
and liking of us all and graduates an even better man 
than he was when he came here from the lap of luxury; 
a shy boy then, and inexperienced in the ways of the 
world. He has learned to make his bed, and it has even 
been said that he drove his car himself, occasionally, 
when on leave. 

Class Football Q4, 2); 

Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2), Numerals (j, 2); 

Gymkhana (2); Masqueraders (/); 

Expert Rifleman. 

Ring Dance Committee. 

381 




John Katz Wells 
salt lake city, utah 

"Jack" "J. K." 



I ATE blast, old man. Up you come!" 
-i "Yea, what? Oh, late blast! W.O. on the deck? 
Well, all right." — All this during an automatic action 
of turning his bed back and swaying to the radiator, 
followed immediately by a none too cheerful "Good 
morning, Sir." 

Jack was not at his best in the morning. However, 
after some Java, a cigarette, and the daily ten pages of 
light reading matter from his weakness in the Capital 
City, he would feel better in proportion to the lightness 
of the daily mail. Don't let me give you the wrong 
impression, however, for he is not the moon-struck kind. 
You see, he spent his earlier days getting educated way 
out west in Utah where men are men, etc., and practiced 
in Washington while on leave — ever adverse to the theory 
that there is safety in numbers. 

Jack used to go out for all around gymnasium exer- 
cises each winter to please the Officer of the Watch, and 
worked out occasionally with the Executive team. Plebe 
year he tried swimming for a few 'weeks. But athletics 
aren't his chief asset. With a crop of red hair, a pleasing 
smile and a quick sense of humor he took Washington 
by storm during the few years he lived there, and here 
he was quite one of the boys. 

"Say, fella, how's to throw me the matches." 




I I 

I 




BOB had two places he called home. When dallying 
with the damsels, or fooling the professors, he was 
from Boston. He backed this statement with a masterful 
proficiency at eating beans. When he mingled with the 
hoi -polio i from the great open spaces, his pre-Naval Acad- 
emy days had been spent in divers he-man occupations 
among the mountain fastnesses of Colorado. In one or 
the other of these localities he developed a certain knack 
that put him on the swimming team, and, moreover, 
enough brains to keep his name off the trees. While he 
was a true boy friend to all the girls, crabs seemed to 
be his particular weakness. That he was not exactly 
shunned by the local denizens was evidenced by the 
dinner bids he accepted so gracefully. His specialty was 
hops. Those in the Armory he attended with a persistence 
worthy of a better cause, and he entered the other kind 
with such a whole-hearted abandon that it used to be 
only a matter of time before that calf-eyed, loose-jawed, 
vacant expression permanently affixed itself to an other- 
wise super-handsome set of features. Aside from that he 
had no noticeable faults and he possessed that indefinable 
je ne sais qiioi — he was a riot in Paris — that has attracted 
to him a whole flock of life-long friends. 
"Say, boy, what time is it?" 



Class Swimming (_?),' 
Swimming Sqtiad (2, i)j 
Class Tennis (j). 



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Robert de Coursey Baker 
cambridge, massachusetts 

"Bob" ' 





UNTIL Christmas Leave Youngster year, Smeddy, 
although enrolled as a Midshipman at the United 
States Naval Academy, figuratively speaking, lived in 
Washington. At that time there was a change and now 
he goes home to see the family, and just be in Wash- 
ington. Still no party that is not graced by his presence 
can be said to be a complete success and as the man about 
town and social adviser the Duke has no equal. 

Always in demand, and fully conscious of it, the per- 
versity of his nature made him assume the guise of recluse 
Second Class year, simply to appear indifferent and be 
more in demand. His best friends gave him up for lost, 
girls pleaded with him, but in vain; Smeddy maintained 
his vantage point until, when chaos threatened and the 
desired effect was produced, he gave up reclusion, ushered 
forth, and the old order was restored. Thus you see he 
has a way of getting what he goes after, which, perhaps 
is largely due to his well-founded self-assurance. 

M.asqueraders (/); 

Class Soccer (4, 5, 2), Numerals (j, 2); 

Soccer Squad (2); 

Class Baseball (j, 2); 

Musical Clubs (4); 

Inter-company Wrestling Champion (2); 

Expert Rifleman: 

Chairman, King Dance Committee . 




William Renwick Smedberg, hi. 
washington, district of columbia 




Lawrence Henry Martin 
smith ville, pennsylvania 

"Larry" 




IARRY comes from the Keystone State, was brought 
-< up on pretzels and beer, and still thrives on the 
former — his staff of life being not bread, but pretzels. 
It takes a lot to change this Lad's point of view but 
it can be done, as was proved in the middle of Youngster 
year, when he was thrown for a loss. Since that time the 
M. C. brought him no less than seven letters a week 
from Sioux City. Larry believed this — "Go west, young 
man, go west!" In fact, he said and did exactly that on 
Second Class Sep leave. Whether it was the appeal of the 
great open spaces or the scenery out there that fascinated 
him will always be a mooted question but the latter 
seems logical since his locker door could not be seen for 
the scenery of a certain product of Iowa. 

Day after day, during our long incarceration, at the 
end of the third period Larry used to enter the room, 
announce in his cheery manner that he had again bilged 
the section, and then seat himself to Peg away on the 
old sweet subject. 

"Well, fellows, I believe she loves me." 



Class Baseball (4, 5, 
Baseball Squad (4); 
Expert Rifleman. 



r), Numerals (4, 



h 2 > 1. 



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383 




William Christain Asserson, Jr. 
washington, district of columbia 



Skip " " Skipper ' ' ' Bill' 



HERE is to hard work and quick promotion. Skip 
is one of those quiet easy-going fellows who is 
liked by all who know them. All who know him know 
Skip to be a hard conscientious worker as well as a hail 
fellow well met. 

Despite the fact that his father was Skipper of that 
famous submarine, the Olympia, which made the Practice 
cruise in 1911 Skip made numerous friends in the upper 
classes his Plebe year. 

Bill might be popular with the fairer sex but having 
an inferiority complex he has convinced himself that he 
is a howling success as a Red Mike. 

The Academic Departments and Skip never were the 
best of friends. Each department in its turn tried to take 
him from our ranks but each in its turn was disappointed, 
for though he was frequently unsat for three months out 
of the term he always had a come back which completely 
baffled his opponents. He was even known to get as high 
as a 2-495 f° r t ^ le y ear m ^ s P et subject, namely, Dago, 
Youngster year. However, hard work has its own re- 
wards and success will be the outcome of Skip's efforts. 




HERE'S to those who like us well; 
The rest of them can go elsewhere." 

This lad is a queer combination of many characteris- 
tics. There is no end to his good-naturedness and ability 
to see and believe in the happy side of the many problems 
that one runs up against in this life. 

When it comes to athletics Clay is right there. One 
wouldn't pick him out of a crowd for a sprinter but what 
it takes to clean up on Army and one or two of our other 
small competitors he sure has a sufficiency of. He also 
knows some fine gentlemanly strangle holds and such 
for the benifut(?) of those who care to try Water Polo. 
The Medical Department squelched his ambitions at 
Football early Plebe summer when somebody did some- 
thing or other to one of his knees — a galloping cartilege 
— or some such thing. 

Well, yea-a-s, he is sort of a snake, good looking, 
plenty of brains, not much sense. But with all the lad's 
faults he comes through with the goods when it's necessa- 
ry. He took quite an active part as more or less official 
make-up man for the Gymkhana, to say nothing of the 
various Navy Relief, Class, and Battalion shows. 

Class Water Polo (4), Numerals (4); 

Water Polo Squad (j, 2, 1), N (j), Navy Numerals (2); 

Track Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), Navy Numerals (4), N (j), N*(£); 

Football Squad Q4); 

Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, ij. 

384 



Clarence Gibbs Summers, hi. 
philadelphia, pennsylvania 

Blackie " " Rosie " " Clay 




'N 

mder. 



OW when I come back from the Asiatics to duty 
here, these midshipmen had better stand from 



The source of these terrible, hard-boiled sentiments 
is none other than our mild-mannered, fair-haired, inno- 
cent Andy. Although he preaches non-reg doctrines, a 
more strait-laced Puritan never warmed a radiator in 
Bancroft Hall. His greatest pride lies in having lent a 
well-dusted typewriter to his company officer. In fact, 
he has orated upon his methods of lubricating the 
wheels of friction. 

The most cheerful pessimist in the regiment. No matter 
how big the doughnut, he would be sure to see the hole 
in it. Strange to say he never seems downhearted about 
life; smiling and cheerful, he goes his way, occasionally 
pausing to console some downcast brother with a hearty 
slap on the back and "Cheer up, the worst is yet to 
come." However, he is not a crepe-hanger, but the world 
and the errors thereof concern him deeply. 

The time is out of joint, ah cursed spite 
That I was ever born to set it right. 

Fencing Squad, Manager (j), Navy Numerals (j); 
Class Fencing (j, 2, i), Numerals (5, 1); 
Class Soccer (2, z), Numerals (j). 




William Lovett Anderson 
millen, georgia 

"Andy" "Bill" 




Vilhelm Klein Busck 
washington, district of columbia 

"Duke" 







MR. Bu. . . Bus . . . How do you pronounce this 
name?" A tall, browned youth rises, and, after 
carefully brushing an invisible particle of dust from his 
immaculate blou, and settling each cuff with such delib- 
erate nicety that just a quarter of an inch of gleaming 
white is visible on either wrist, clears his throat, clasps 
his hands behind his back, and favors the anxiously 
awaiting professor with a withering look. Intense silence 

reigns "Busck, sir. The 'C is silent." — "Ah! Well 

Mr. Busck, the author we have today makes the state- 
ment that " 

"I know that, sir, but I disagree; the author, in my 
opinion, has erred egregiously in not thoroughly possess- 
ing himself of all the facts concerned. Not only does he 

deliberately disparage the Nordic Type, but " 

And only the bell can stop him! 

A musician, author, linguist, doctor, possessed of an un- 
canny faculty for getting what he wants, whether it be 
red-eye or ten days leave — and a code of morals which 
makes up in elasticity what it lacks in conventional- 
ity, the Duke remains that peculiar species of homo sap- 
iens best typified by one of his favorite remarks : ' 'Thank 
God, I don't resemble anybody!" 

Mandolin Club (j, 2, 1); 

Naval Academy Orchestra (4, j, 2, 1), Director (2); 
Lucky Bag (4, 5), Assistant Editor Lucky Bag (2, 1); 
Managing Director Combined Musical Clubs (1). 

385 





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Henry Abraham Boorse 
norristown, pennsylvania 

"Henri" "Hank" 



HAPPINESS is not the end of life, character is," 
and so, on some fine afternoon when a thoughtful 
mood comes on, Hank will expound his philosophy of 
life. Perhaps his grave face would lead you to suspect 
an unemotional nature but his true reserved self is a 
delightful opposite and like a mine, requires time and 
perseverance to arrive at the metal beneath. 

A poet and a dreamer, he is possessed of a romantic 
and sentimental nature which except in moments of 
weakness the outside world seldom sees. Women he 
places upon the pedestal of perfection but is content to 
worship their ethereal beauty from afar. His is the joy 
of the simpler things of life and although a dreamer he 
can display remarkable energy and perseverance when 
given something for which to strive. 

"A man who in the midst of the crowd enjoys with 
perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." 

Log Staff 0); 

Masqueraders (2); 

M.asqueraders Juice Gang (2); 

Star (4, 5); 

Class Wrestling (2); 

Reef Points, Associate Editor (z)y 

Trident Magazine (/)," 

Class Tennis (5, 2). 




SAY, don't sweep so hard, we'll have to dust." 
The impression that you would gather from this is, 
in all probability, wrong, for Jack firmly believes in the 
old adage that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" — even 
if he isn't a consistent duster. 

Having been born in the mountains of Tennessee one 
would naturally expect him to have a fondriess for 
"Moonshine" — both kinds. Such, however, is not the 
case — he will not only tell you that he greatly prefers 
grape juice to champagne, but boasts of the fact that the 
full moon has never led him to experiment in osculation 
- — living everywhere from Alaska to Panama must have 
eradicated traditional tendencies. 

Easy going in external appearance, debonair and quiet, 
he gives the lie to the inner ambition that has character- 
ized him as a thorough man in all departments; a happy 
faculty of making friends, combined with a generous 
and even-tempered disposition, a fondness for good 
music and books, well describe his make-up. 

As Shakespeare would have said — "A man of parts," 
or as Dickens might have added, "A man of great abili- 
ties and good emotions." 

Star (4, 5); 

Masquerader Juice Gang (2, /), Assistant Director (/); 

Company Representative (2); 

Class Tennis (4, f); 

Gymkhana (2). 



John McNay Taylor 

AT LARGE 

' Jack! ' 




wmm 



HAIL to the state of free thinkers! Walt was at first 
appalled at the grossness of Navy discipline, but 
time has made of him a resigned and non-reg inhabitant. 

His debut in the art of dancing at Smoke Hall, gave 
him false ideas of its pleasures. It seemed to him to be a 
game for football players, hence he has secluded himself 
in the lairs of the Red Mikes. 

The Acs were his misery Plebe year, but Second Class 
year found him consorting among the savoirs of one in 
Nav and Juice. His French is his pride, for, as he often 
says, a man's reach should exceed his grasp and some 
day he hopes to make that redoubtable 3.0. 

Skags, le lit, and psychology books lured him more 
than the field of sports, but on the occasions of his advent 
into athletics his zeal brought him a place on the bas- 
ketball and wrestling teams. 

He possesses the qualities of the perfect griper, much 
to the envy and humor of many other souls. 

"Oh, what a feeling — a gun and the big woods of 
Maine; that's life and the way I want to live." So it 
would seem the Navy is going to lose an old faithful — 
of four years. Yet he will admit Brussels and London are 
beautiful places to spend a hilarious leave. 

And thus his Dago triumphs. 

Voila ce qu ' il me faut! Qjioi 7 . Un vacation. 

Class Wrestling (2); 
Class Basketball (j). 




Walter Leo Dyer 
rumford, maine 

"Walt" "Tarxan" 




Charles Leo Boyle 
lawrence, massachusetts 

"Charlie" "Red" 




A TRUE Irishman in every way with his ever ready 
argument in defense of "Old Erin." 

Being a son of the Old Bay State, the question natur- 
ally arises — savvy? — yes and no. While it is impossible 
to frankly say that he is, it is as equally impossible to 
apply the term of wooden to one who always has a broad 
margin of velvet. 

Plebe summer gave Charlie his chance to be one of the 
first in the class to do sea duty, when the Powers that Be 
awarded him several week-ends on the Reina for meritor- 
ious conduct. 

While neither a Snake nor a Red Mike, the summer 
cruises have brought that deep running Celtic blood to 
the surface; hence the girl in every port. 

He is an ardent follower of Old Morpheus and the 
study hours that have not found him reclining on his 
bed have been very few indeed. 

However, his activities have been many and varied, 
and his base voice has been a mainstay of the Glee Club 
and Musical Club for four years. 

In any argument. "No, you're wrong. It can't be, 
because I know." 

Rifle Squad (j); 
Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Class Soccer Q, 2, 1); 
Expert Rifleman; 
Musical Clubs (4, j, 2, /). 

387 




Charles Emil Briner 
east orange, new jersey 

"Charlie" 



"Y\7HAT'S this period?" 

"I won't need my slipstick for that." 

See how straight he stands. Yes, he's one of the Platts- 
burg bunch, one of our original Plebe summer stripers. 
He didn't have to use lubrication to get his stripes then, 
but he had to lose them when the Ac Year started, and 
he's been applying the oil to his path ever since to try 
to get them back. Don't you see him? Look over there. 
See the man with the star on his collar. Sure, that's the 
one. His name is Briner, Charles Emil. No, not junior. 
He missed that by one name. He's from that famous old 
town in New Jersey, East Orange. He always wanted to 
be a striper and worked hard for it. His dramatic faux pas 
on Second Class cruise nearly spoiled it all, but he man- 
aged to squeeze out of a tight hole. 

He is quite a sheik with the ladies. He has known 
many but they never seem to last long with him. There 
is one exception to this rule, and he seems to revert to 
her quite regularly. 

"Got another letter today. That's the seventh this 
week." 

Crew Squad (4, 5, 2, 1), Navy Numerals ($)j 
Class Soccer (j); 

Soccer Squad (2, 1, ) Navy Numerals (2); 
Class Wrestling (2), Class Numerals (2); 
Star (4, 5, 2, j). 




BILGED that one cold .... yes, I did, too. Got 
all the probs wrong and couldn't bat the prose. 
Look, I'll show you — possible i.o .... Well, wait and 
see." We've all waited and won our point so many 
times that faith in the possible z.o has been sadly 
shaken. 

Bob came to us from Stevens where they get away 
with non-reg haircuts. Not that he did not love the 
old Stone Mill, but the life of a pampered pet seemed 
still more alluring than that of a rambling wreck. While 
the less fortunate battled through the same Skinny that 
sent Phileas packing home to Massachusetts, Bob ab- 
sorbed Maupassant and toyed with philately. The 
W.O.'s came to know and respect the "Quiet Requested" 
sign that guarded the horizontal form through the even- 
ing study hours. 

His press-agenting for the Hagerstowner, tops his list 
of achievements, which includes the rank of Commodore 
on the Sub-squad and four years of consistent warbling. 
He protests that he did not return from Youngster Sep 
leave in love; consequently Ed's midnight caller must 
have been only a ghost — a mere scuttlebutt ghoul. 

"Boot, get outa here, I'm in charge of room." 

Choir (4, _j, 2, j); 

Basketball, Assistant Manager (j, 2); 

Star (4, 3, 2, i). 



Robert Boggs Goldman 
baltimore, maryland 

"Bob" "R. Boggs" 




WELL, I made a cold 4.0 in Math today. Bilged the 
whole section". With these words and a confident 
smile on his pink, chubby face, Chuck will bust into 
the room, and sit down to figure out just what the Prof, 
did give him. "Well, if I can get a 4.0 in Juice and about 
a 3.8 in Dago, this will be a pretty good day for me." 

As can readily be perceived, Chuck is a self-confident 
young man, but seriously handicapped by an all engross- 
ing affaire de coeur which precipitated him into the ranks 
of the unsats Second Class year. 

Our young hero has been a mainstay of the Sub-squad 
for three years. He now contemplates writing a book 
entitled, "How to become a Member of the Sub-squad." 
This book will no doubt be of inestimable value to 
followers of that famous sport. 

Chuck, however, has not confined his athletic activi- 
ties to the Sub-squad. He has shown a great deal of 
interest along other lines, winning several class numerals 
and a place on the Varsity. 

His cheerful smile and happy-go-lucky disposition 
has won for him many friends, and as he shoves off to 
take his place in the fleet, we wish him "Bon Voyage." 

Class Soccer (5, 2), Numerals (j), Captain (2); 
Soccer Squad (2, 1); 
Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2), Numerals (j); 
Sub-squad (4, 5, 2). 



r 




Charles Newton Day 
washington, pennsylvania 

"Chuck" 




Clarence Broussard 
beaux bridge, louisiana 

"Bruce" 




HE'S just like his picture — a serene and contented soul 
behind a mask of worldly wisdom. But when the 
veiled dark eyes sparkle and the reticent lips do move 
in that quaint drole, none of us can resist his humor. 

Bruce, being a true Louisiana Frenchman, spent his 
boyhood days amidst the peaceful surroundings of 
plantation life. Two years at college and the urge for 
adventure at last broke bonds and called him away to 
sea. The cussedness of the Asiatic Station and the desire 
for gold braid brought him rolling into Crabtown. That 
same salty roll is all that remains to remind us that he 
rates a loose top button. 

Sure — he's a bluddy Red Mike — on Severn by the Bay! 
But just list' to those post Sep Leave yarns of conquests 
in the swamps and bayous surrounding his Podunk. 
Men are scarce in Beaux Bridge and the untamed beauty 
of these Southern belles would make Dahlgren Hall like 
unto a brick factory. Quite the snakey Beau Brummel is 
he there — a drag every night and never the same one 
twice ! 

To sea or not to sea? That is the question. Six years of 
wandering has fostered dreams of a great lifelong rest 
down in the land of sugar-cane and pralines. But be he 
pacing the hard steel deck of a battle wagon engine room 
or tranquilly sipping mint juleps 'neath the cool shadows 
of the grove around his plantation home — here's to him. 



389 




Earl Stevens Caldwell 
baltimore, maryland 

"Squirrel" "Charlie" 



THE marks are up." 
"The hell you say! What am I sat in?" 

With the exception of pitched battles with the Math, 
Skinny, Steam, and Juice Departments, this pride of 
Baltimo-o-ore had plain sailing ever since he joined our 
ranks when Lady Luck deserted him with '2.5 . 

A little over-endowed, perhaps, with the habit of 
taking life too seriously, E. S. sometimes casts aside his 
shell of reticence — and then, how the boy steps out! 
Earl always longed for the life in the Navy, not so much 
for the eggs and collision mats, but for the big liberties 
in foreign ports such as Paris and London. 

He is not a Red Mike. No! He just drags spasmodically 
when his restrained love of romance breaks loose. How- 
ever, in spite of his many encounters with the fair sex, 
only once has his heart fluttered, skipped a beat or two, 
and then regained its pace. 

An ardent follower of the cinder path, each balmy 
Spring afternoon that there is no extra instruction finds 
him hitting on both cylinders around the track. 

"Aw, hell, I can't savvy this stuff." 

Class Track (j); 
Track Squad (2, i)j 
Black N *. 




HERE he is, boys, right from the Ancient City, Crab- 
town itself. Why Eggs ever decided to cast his lot 
with the Navy after living around it all his life, he, or 
anyone else, can't say. Perhaps it was because he had 
inhaled the salty air which blows over the fair Chesa- 
peake, or perhaps he was just plain hungry. 

Academics were never fruit for him, but with a fair 
knowledge of what it was all about coupled with his 
beautiful line, he was able to fool them, excepting that 
Plebe year he and the Dago Profs couldn't speak the same 
kind of French so he bilged out of 't^ . 

T. P. won his fame Plebe year by always being able to 
come down with some reply, and he has been coming 
down with something ever since. As a Mexican Athlete, 
he was supreme. He himself believes what he says, and 
sometimes he even gets others to, also. He can discuss 
the price of cheese, and make it literature. 

Eggs spent most of his time in the tank with the Sub- 
squad, and the rest of it telling us how he intended going 
into aviation because he could fall better than he could 
swim. 

His attitude toward life is summed up in "Why worry?" 

"It might be cold on a park-bench, boys, but the air 
doesn't cost anything." 

Sub- Squad (j, 4, 5, 2, 1). 



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Thompson Phelps Elliott 
annapolis, maryland 

"Eggs" "T. P." 




RIDE 'em cowboy! Set 'em up in the other alley!" 
• ' 'Enough of the rough ' stuff, Shoe, give us the 
straight dope on your latest literary achievement." 

"Now in the reign of Henry VIII there was a certain 
Duke living in London ." 

The time is yet to come when Shoe will be unable to 
come down with an oration on the days when knight- 
hood was in flower. Shoe received his first impression of 
this green earth when surrounded by the sand and cactus 
in the neighborhood of Phoenix. Although still a man of 
few summers he answered Uncle Sam's call to stem the 
tide of the onrushing Boch. A year with the A.E.F. in 
France convinced him that he had walked enough to last 
him a life time, so upon his discharge he determined to 
be rocked in the cradle of the deep while gyping Uncle 
Sam out of three squares a day. With this in view he paid 
a visit to ye old Crabtown and finally took an office in 
Hotel Bancroft. Although he had many a hard fight and 
bitter struggle with demon Math he was able to keep 
up his course in French literature and yet not slight our 
own publications. A bum shoulder resulting from Plebe 
year football caused him to become an ardent follower 
of the Sub-squad. 

"Hey, Joe, let's go out to Al's." 

Class Soccer (j 
Class Track (y 
Sub-squad (4, 3 




John Rowland Shoemaker 
phoenix, arizona 

"Shoe" 




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Joseph William Callahan 
butte, montana 

"Joe" "Calyano" 




A MIGHTY splashing, a deep gurgling strikes upon the 
ear. No, gentlemen, we are not approaching Niagara 
Falls; it is merely Joseph William performing his 
usual morning ablutions. 

Our hero first saw the light of day in one of Montana's 
lesser cities, but removed to the metropolis of Butte in 
time to sip of the waters of higher education along with 
other gilded youths at Butte High School. Having early 
determined to assist Uncle Sam in bossing the Navy, 
Joe saw no reason in wasting time, so he left Butte to 
its fate and came to Crabtown to get the data on running 
a first-string navy. 

He's very fond of music, but this usually takes the form 
of singing during study hours, much to the neighbor's 
annoyance. He's very fond of dumb animals, too, includ- 
ing those sometimes referred to as the "fair sex." He 
also found time to go out for sports, and was usually 
found hanging around somewhere when called on. 

"Hey, Joe, if you spread your feet like that much 
longer, you'll fall over backward." 

Class Track (4); 
Class Football (j)- 



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ONE drowsy afternoon several years ago during his 
customary serene and languid siesta, this gay cav- 
aliero bethought to himself, ' 'I am a man of the world, of 
nature too expansive to be confined by four office walls." 
So he joined the Navy and for four years has been con- 
fined by four bulkheads. 

During that time he reigned supreme over the Com- 
bined Radiator Clubs. He was a versatile talker and 
with his trenchant wit probed subjects of all descriptions 
from the lightest to the heaviest. For information con- 
cerning the relative merits of the Irish, Swedes and French 
see Henri. You might also pick up a few tips on the turf 
for, theoretically, Henri has made several track fortunes. 
Epicures who would fain know the secret of success with 
"French drip" should do well to drop in on him when 
he has his "Java pot" primed and ready for action. 

Henri's versatility in other endeavors was wont to 
seep out on occasions when he overcame his inertia and 
propensity toward work-outs on the "Johnston bars." 
There is nothing, claims this young buck, to be more 
desired than a soft but firm horizontal support on which 
to brace one's shoulders while he listens with insatiable 
ear to the mellow crooning of old Morpheus. 



Henri de Balathier Claiborne 
new orleans, louisiana 

"Jelley" 




ONE day Louis saw a pretty poster out in Detroit 
telling all about the Navy. He always was a fish 
so he thought he would give it a try. When he came 
amongst us we took him for an American but it wasn't 
long before he proved us wrong — he is Scotch. 

Socially, he is a lion; he never fails to create a distinc- 
tive atmosphere about him. In London he was the rage; 
in Paris he couldn't be held, and you want to get him 
started on Cadiz. 

Academically, our hero was a savoir — as to deducing 
formulas he was Mr. Bowditch himself. When it came 
to Steam you could hear him sizzle, and as for Dago he 
was the parlez-vouingest fool that ever said, Voule^-vous 
boire avec moil 

Athletically, the boy was a Nurmi; he broke every 
phonograph record at the Academy. He went out for 
every sport and made the extra duty squad. Ever after he 
was quite a consistent player. 

You should hear his voice; the anvil chorus is a bunch 
of pikers next to Louis. "It's a lead pipe cinch," he says 
— but that's a horse of another color. 



Choir (/); 
Glee Club Q2); 
Trident Magazine (2, 
Class Lacrosse (2); 
Class Wrestling (/); 
Gymkhana (2). 



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Louis Christopher Mabley 

DETROIT, MICHIGAN 

"Mabel" 







OUR hero hails from the blue grass state — dear old 
Kentucky, and he has succeeded admirably in 
upholding the traditions of that fair state. His entangle- 
ments with the weaker sex have caused us days and nights 
of wonder, and also considerable worry. But he still 
travels on his own blithe way — foot loose and fancy 
free a safe amount of the time. Aside from love making 
he has the Kentucky mania for horse races, and came 
back from Bowie one Easter a sadder but a wiser lad, 
swearing that he would never again play a favorite — 
especially if she were named Janetta. It is also rumored 
that the green baize tables with their billiard balls have 
a special lure for him. The last of the three traits of all 
Kentucky gentlemen caused him to take the five-year 
cruise at the Naval Academy. 

Doc is hardly a varsity athlete but is a man to be 
admired and feared in company circles. The Academics 
never troubled him, and he accepted smilingly the 3.0 
which usually came his way. 

He is a friend of every one, a good man, and will make 
a good ship mate. Here's hoping his career in the Navy 
is long and prosperous. 

"Brushpile it, gentlemen." 

Black N * * * *; 
Rifle Squad (4). 




Robert Selden Purvis 
russellville, kentucky 

"Doc" 




Birney Cedric Combs 
east berkshire, vermont 

"Birney" 




CEDRIC is just the kind of a man that one glance at 
the attached would lead you to believe — easy-going, 
complacent, and unemotional. Why hurry through life 
when it is so short is his motto. 

He became a true member of the five-year club when 
the Medical Department stepped in and turned his calen- 
dar back an odd three hundred and sixty-five days, but 
with a shrug of his shoulders that is truly characteristic 
of him, he cast his troubles aside and continued his 
upward climb among a host of new friends. 

While a Plebe, track summed up his activities along 
athletic lines, but once an upper classman, the laziness 
that would become a Spanish nobleman became his. 
Hence a charter member of the Radiator Club and the 
source of income for all the magazine stands of Annapolis. 

Yes, he has been in love, several times in fact; being 
human he is not immune to that curse. He usually ac- 
quired a new "one" every Sep leave and received faintly 
scented letters of a different variety for many months 
following. However, he takes both girls and studies for 
granted, merely as things of small importance that one 
must make the best of. A friend to everyone and liked 
by all, he goes out into the service carrying with him 
the best wishes of everyone. 

"How'd it be to clean up the wash basin once in a 
while?" 

Track Squad (4) . 



393 




Thomas Francis Conley, Jr. 
bridgeport, connecticut 

"Tom" "The Irishman' 



THE Irishman claims Bridgeport, Connecticut, for a 
home, but he is equally at ease in almost any part 
of the world. Lisbon and Paris both felt his presence and 
rejoiced that he was in their midst. He is just a happy- 
go-lucky Irishman all the time, seldom bothering to 
study, but always getting by. Savvy? Of course not, just 
lucky. If he had as much money as he has luck, he would 
make Croesus look like a piker. 

Tom early acquired the reputation of being a bad 
hombre by frightening big, husky First Classmen. They 
quaked with fear when he shot his withering look at 
them, and decided not to play with fire. He had pugilis- 
tic ambitions for a while Plebe year, and pictured himself 
as the idol of the ring fans, but a terrific right to the jaw 
on one occasion seemed to dishearten him. 

Tom is the reddest of Red Mikes; he never dragged, 
never attended a hop, and has little use for the opposite 
sex. He is a great, big, Lionel Strongfort type of he-man, 
and the feminine is particularly detestable to him; but 
some day he will fall, and fall hard. 

"Well, I guess I showed that Prof something today." 

Class Soccer (2), Numerals (£); 
Black N. 




THE rose among the thorns. You would never guess 
that this handsome, sensitive, unspoiled youth hails 
from that sophisticated metropolis — Brooklyn, New 
York. True to his homeland, his greatest ambition is to 
become the "Squire of Flatbush." 

He was guaranteed to be the only nineteen-year-old 
male in captivity who had retained his pristine ability 
to produce a rosy blush on occasion. That, dear reader, 
is another indication of his sterling character. The 
maidenly glow mantling his cheeks was very attractive; 
perhaps it explains his success as a Snake. 

He never pulled sat until the last month. "It's for the 
thrill," he explained. Truly, he has an adventurous 
spirit. 

Rare 'was the day when a letter did not arrive from a 
femme. He would read the letter, plant his chair in front 
of the window, and gaze pensively out for the rest of the 
hour, rereading the letter occasionally. He then would 
go to recitation and — bilge again. Such is the way of the 
female with the mail. 

"Sir, I think this board is wrong. That equation — , 
and here's another error; yes, sir." 

"Thanks for the sody. How's to gimme another?" 

"Gee, I wisht I wuz home." 

Sub-Squad (4, 5, 2); 

Class Lacrosse Q4); 

Class Soccer (2, 1), Numerals (2). 

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Ambrose Francis Crowley 
brooklyn, new york 

"Dick" "Ambrose" 







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BEFORE casting his lot with the Navy, Skipper wore 
stripes — four of 'em, and oh, what a come down 
it must have been to start his career all over again as a 
Plebe. However, the boy lived through it uncomplain- 
ingly and today he can say' 'Sir' ' to a two-striper without 
suffering from a broken heart. He has his fault, and that 
is, he's ticklish — extremely so. Whenever someone ac- 
cidentally pokes a finger in his ribs he just laughs, and 
then attempts murder. 

Ham has snakish tendencies, but for some reason he has 
never fallen for any of the local products. No doubt the 
reason is patiently waiting back in the old home town. 
Having the reputation of being a heap big strong man, 
football player, et cetera, didn't help Ham one bit to swim 
the breast stroke. He could tread water most beautifully 
with the breast stroke, but, unfortunately, treading 
water wasn't included in the swimming tests and so he 
spent his three years in the Natatorium trying to reach 
the other side. 

"It ain't that I don't savvy the bloomin' stuff, it's just 
those damned exams." 

Class Football (4); 
Football B-Squad (5); 
Football Squad (2); 
Class Lacrosse (4); 
Class Water Polo (4, f); 
Sub-Squad (4, j, 2, 1). 




Leonard James Dow 
toledo, ohio 

' Ham " " Skipper ' ' ' Rowdy ' 




Donald Allen Crandell 
toledo, ohio 

"Don" "Stretch" 



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APOLLO, nest ce pas'? Such a smile and such eyes! 
-L*- The picture can tell more about this man in five 
minutes than all the biographers of the age could tell 
in five years. 

He typifies power, personality, success — a man with a 
future. His most marked characteristic is his willingness 
and desire to do things for other people. He is perfectly 
happy and care-free in disposition and believes that a 
good line mixed 'with a few antiquated facts will satisfy 
anybody. 

Don was not a savoir — that is, he could not assume a 
sage-like countenance before the worldly mark recorders. 
Neither did he think the works of Granville and Frazier 
and Squair were essential to nautical training. 

He did not shine in athletics but one could frequently 
find him lumbering about the Natatorium and Gymnas- 
ium with the ease and poise of a "finished" athlete. 

Stretch has two favorite occupations, eating and sleep- 
ing, and he is a true master of these arts. We cannot call 
him a Snake — maybe there is a reason — but -when it 
came to tripping the light fantastic they always returned 
for more. 

His true character is told in that oft-heard phrase: 
"Aw! Why don't you use your head?" 

Swimming Squad Qj); 
Class Swimming (4, f). 



395 




Frederick Augustus Davisson 
harlem, georgia 

"Ole" "Davey" "Freddy" 



PUGNACITY personified, this blithe spirit sailed 
through the hazards of the course, flinching not nor 
straying (much). Always to be depended upon to do the 
unexpected, he ■was to be seen at his giddiest moments 
swinging perilously from the overhead pipes of his bache- 
lor apartments, or, in his more profound intervals, caulk- 
ing through study hours. Still, he escaped detection and 
appears to have been sat so far as the Ac combination 
was concerned. His atavistic tendencies found him a 
welcome in the horde of ruffians who wrestle, where his 
long, prehensile arms stood him in good stead. While not 
conceited, he knows that he knows what he knows. 

Much as we know of him, the way he deluded the 
Exec fraternity was a continual source of bewilderment. 
His capacity for camouflage when apprehended in some 
heinous offense was marvelous. Never did he fail to 
escape justice — except that one memorable incident of his 
Plebe year when he devoutly uttered his convictions in 
the presence of the Sub-commander. A nearby taxi- 
driver retired behind blushes, and Peewee 'went down 
for the count. As to vices, he doesn't smoke. With all 
his peculiarities, idiosyncrasies, and what not, we pre- 
dict a big future for li'l Ole. What it will be we shudder 
to think. 

Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2), N (j)/ 

Sub-Squad Q4, j, 2); 

Class Crew (2). 



YA, ya, vad skal vi had? Lutefisk di brandevin or 
words to that effect, carols the redoubtable Swede 
as he rushes in and pounces upon the one defenceless 
billet-doux. Sad to relate, however, 'tis not always thus; 
more often it is, "Ole, where have you hid my letters, 
or has there been another mail robbery?" 

The Yokel's good points will ever speak for themselves 
so we will let you in on a secret and tell you of his one 
bad habit. His pyromaniacal tendencies keep the second 
deck continually in a state of uneasiness. Rather would 
he drop a match into a brimming waste basket and bathe 
in its reek like an ancient Buddha with his punk sticks 
than get a 3.99 in grease. Though were I to attempt to 
portray the Yokel as he really is I would but expose the 
utter poverty of the English language when essaying to 
depict the indescribable. He was the marvel of the swim- 
ming team; Henry wondered how any man could work 
so hard and move so slowly. 

If you are ever approaching a gas fest which is a con- 
tinual uproar, be certain that Win is at his usual stunt of 
making wise cracks, wherein he is nonpareil. The Yokel 
didn't drag often, but when he did — "You'd be sur- 
prised." Lucky will be the steerage that gets him but 
Heaven help him who tries to bandy railleries with him. 
I know. 



Winston Charles Early Prins 
minneapolis, minnesota 

"Yokel" " Sivede" "Win" 



Swimming Squad (j, 2), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 
Class Sivimming (4). 



396 








WHO was the mail sheik of the Second Battalion? 
Why, John Henry Ellison, of course. He received 
more letters in a day than most of us did in a week. 
Primarily, however, he was a radio artist, having become 
acquainted with high frequency transmitters, et cetera, 
as a civilian, and not having lost his love for this pastime. 

Way back in Plebe summer when we first executed 
"Righta fess, forwarda march. One-a, two-a," and so on 
up to the fencing loft, John Henry first went out for this 
sport to become "bigga da mus, bigga da chess." Wheth- 
er this was because he considered his home in prim old 
Massachusetts a "ruff, tuff neighborhood" or not, we 
don't know; but let it suffice to say that he went out 
and stayed out. 

As seems to be the case with most mail sheiks our 
hero dragged occasionally — about once a week. Those 
of us who were not hardy enough to undergo the perils 
of a hop have judged and commended his taste from the 
pictures on his locker door. 

"Boys, I was getting a darn good hop from Chicago 
last night when NSS started up and spoiled it all." 

Class Crew (2); 

Fencing Squad (4, 5, 2, 1); Navy Numerals (5), N * (2); 

Sub-Squad Q4, 3, 2); 

Star (J). 




John Henry Ellison 
somerville, massachusetts 

"John" "John Henry" 




William Augustine Dolan, Jr. 
valdez, alaska 

"Bozo" "Bill" "Mike" 



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MISTER Speaker! Mister Speaker! I've been trying 
to get your attention for the last half hour. 

Change the name of Arkansas? " and then the little 

Irishman will stand up as high as his legs will permit 
and wax eloquent in his wrath. 

Was he a Red Mike? Well, if you had seen the pictures 
on his locker and the reams of paper on his side of the 
room, you wouldn't have asked this question. Another 
good one would be — "Did he drag or go to the hops?" 
Whether it's Bill's line or his cherubic smile, we don't 
know, but it's a sorry specimen with whom he can't 
make a hit. 

Say, is he savvy? Well, you just ask him anything 
about baseball and he'll tell you. Baseball isn't the only 
sport he has a side line acquaintance with, either. 

Bill's line is always diverting. He is one of the best 
natural entertainers that ever came out of the North. 
The yarns he spins have just the right blend of fact, fancy, 
and humor to make them interesting, and I don't mean 
peut-etre either. Bill is an organizer, too; witness: "All 
right, fellows, let's turn out tonight and move the para- 
vanes up to the main entrance." 

Musical Clubs (4, j, 2, 1); 

Mandolin Club (4, 3, 2, 1), Leader (1); 

Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). 



397 




HEY, Mister, what state are you from?" But Mid'n. 
Fullinwider, Fourth Class, didn't know what to 
say, because he was from the District of Columbia. 

Fully soon overcame his bashful stage and became one 
of the stellar members of that non-reg organization, the 
Wine, Women, and Song Club. If you doubt his ability 
at handling the femmes, just get him to tell you about the 
time he dragged two of 'em to the same hop and didn't 
get his lines twisted. It's just his way of trying anything 
once. 

However, don't get the idea that our hero isn't a real 
he-man because he likes to drag and knows how to 
gargle tea, for pacing a rollicking quarterdeck and bust- 
ing Texas bronchos are his favorite pastimes. 

Not wishing to deprive the savoirs of their position, 
Fully kept his average down to a happy medium, and 
spent all of his spare time reading the paper. 

Here's wishing you luck, Fully, wherever you go, 
whether it be selling snow shoes in Savannah, or swim- 
ming suits in Archangel. 

Sub-Squad Q, 2, 1). 



Ranson Fullinwider 
washington, district of columbia 

"Fully" 




SHORTY hails from Bowling Green and is proud of it — 
Oh, boy. Otho is the life of the crowd and a musician 
of some note — as a musician he rates next to that famous 
piccolo player. Since the night of the Lost Chord, though, 
Shorty hasn't been the same and we fear he never will. 
However we won't dwell on this sad topic. 

Being of a mechanical turn of mind his pet hobby is 
buying old motorcycles just for the fun of trying to make 
them run — and he says he does, occasionally. 

Shorty has never worried about the Academics, and, 
although he used to spend his evenings snoozing, he 
always came through with good marks the next day. 
His way of doing it is a mysterious art which even the 
savoirs can't practise. 

Opie claims to be a Red Mike, but he is like most of 
them in that when they fall, they fall hard. 

"Well, I guess it is about time to turn in. What say?" 

Class Baseball (j); 
Gymkhana (4, 5, 2, 1). 



Otho Perry Smoot 
bowling green, virginia 

"Shorty" "Opie" 



398 







ONCE upon a time a noted sage remarked upon the 
foolishness of placing on the tombstones of the 
dead the dates of their birth and death because it should 
be taken for granted that the deceased had been born or 
he'd never have had a chance to die, and that he'd died 
or there'd be no object in planting the gravestone. But 
we are going to make a slight exception in this biog- 
raphy of our Willie, for we must name, not the date, but 
the place of his birth, since that item explains many of his 
salient characteristics. Be it therefore known that Willie 
was born in Bahston. Bahston can therefore be blamed 
for the savviness exhibited by our Willie from the very 
moment he was sworn in to the day he fell down the steps 
of the platform waving his diploma. Though he never 
starred, himself, he was directly responsible for at least 
two of his classmates finding themselves in that position. 
Non-academic interests also kept him from attaining a 
star for he played B-squad football Plebe year and class 
football thereafter. Bridge claimed his attention during 
the winter, and daily workouts in the spring managed 
to help him retain that walrus-like form which we 
always will associate with him. 

. . . . and I just says to myself, 'Willie,' I says, 

B-Squad (4); 

Class Football (5, 2, /), Numerals Q, 2); 

Class Wrestling (4). 




William White 
portsmouth, new hampshire 

"Willie" 




Carroll Burgess Jones 
devils lake, north dakota 

"Doc" "C. B." 




DOC came into our midst from the great open spaces 
and, as is characteristic of all he-men from the 
West, stepped to the front, becoming our three striper. 
In the academic ranks, however, Doc was a non-ratey 
2. P. O. and fought hard to make the grade, sometimes 
without apparent success, but always crashing through 
at the crucial moment. Plebe and Second Class years he 
frenched from the Radiator Club and billiard tables long 
enough to show his prowess in the pool as a back stroke 
artist. 

Women have never bothered Doc, as he has always 
been a confirmed Red Mike. We are led to believe, how- 
ever, that the East cramped his style as far as the fair 
sex is concerned. 

What Doc lacked academically he more than made up 
on the cruises where he had a chance to show his sea 
knowledge acquired from canoeing on the second largest 
salt lake in the United States. The U.S.S. North Dakota 
can well boast of his presence for it was upon her decks 
that he made the history which he so fondly recounts. 
He was respected with awe for the efficient way he 
single-handed took charge of Number One turret on 
the New York, keeping it cleaner than a bandbox. 

"Mister, who are the famous Jones's in the Navy 
besides myself?" 

Class Sivimming (4, 2, j), Numerals (2). 



399 




Norman Joseph Habel 
spartanburg, south carolina 

"Red" "Norm" 



WHEN another man is needed to fill out a bridge 
"game, a baseball, football or basketball team, or 
just a party out for a good time, somehow Red's name 
always comes up. He is one of those fellows that always 
fits in, always a good scout to have on a party — and 
always ready with that cheerful smile of his. 

Red is a confirmed Red Mike — he has always been 
afraid of the weaker sex and somehow his line and smile 
seem to fail him when they are around. Nevertheless the 
Assistant always pops in with letters for him in an 
unmistakably feminine handwriting and postmarked 
Moore, S. C. So even the Reddest of the Red Mikes seems 
to have fallen and, quiet as he is in regard to women, he 
doesn't deny it. While not on Easy Street Academically 
himself, Red is always ready to lend a hand to others 
when he possibly can. As a friend and a pal, he is right 
there, as a confidante he is to be trusted, and so to every- 
one he is known as a "regular fellow." 

"After you, milord." 

"If you don't knock off playing Anchors Aiveigh at 
reveille you are sure going to lose that record." 

"Dragging Red?" 

"Who, me? Do you think I want to bust my record? 
No Soap!" 



Class Basketball (4, 5), Numerals (j). 




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A CONNOISSEUR of many things, but particularly 
adept in his taste in song and women. Were it not 
for his two vices he'd go down in history as a model of 
temperance and virtue. He used to drag frequently and 
received an unusual number of letters bearing an unmis- 
takably sophisticated touch, and he actually brags of the 
number of times he has fallen in love. The Navy tradi- 
tion of a girl in every port applies particularly to this 
debonair youth and were it not for scented epistles from 
Pierrette, Nini, Dolores, and Kjess, his life would be 
but a succession of days. 

One must know him to appreciate him, for he is quiet 
and unassuming — until he begins to discourse on his 
travels. Who hasn't heard his — "Now, when I was in 

Paris " but 'tis understood he was a habitue of the 

better places, such as Zellie's, Le Rat Mort, Moulin 
Rouge, and Follies Bergere. But this "loved by all and 
lover of none" has at last fallen and his heart and minia- 
ture rest securely in Chicago — and he goes from our 
midst another Benedict. 

As a friend he is without parallel, as a gentleman 
ditto, as a scholar he is a minus quantity. 

' 'Bill, where 'n hell is my mail?' ' 

Sub-Squad (/, 4, 3, 2). 



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Norman Ellis Weaver 
durand, wisconsin 

"Buck" "Norm" "Cheri" 




SOUND Off!" 
"Midshipman Strain, Indiana, sir." 

"Mr. Stress and Strain from Indiana, huh? What makes 
you look so dumb, Mr. Stress, are you savvy or some- 
thin'?" 

"No, sir." 

"What was your low mark last month?" 

"Just a three eighty-two, sir." 

His greatest ambition is to have a big farm in his own 
state, and with this in view he endeavored to stand high 
enough to get into the Construction Corps — he may yet 
show us how to have a farm on our new aviation wagons 
such as the Lexington, thereby lessening the need of a 
ship's returning to port for supplies. The latter element 
would undoubtedly be acceptable beyond measure, as 
far as the officers and men in the fleet are concerned. 

Charles' love of music — music of the higher sort — 
allowed him to boast, for his vie, the best selection of 
operatic records in the class. Still, his love of the higher 
arts didn't keep him from being a member of the Mas- 
querader Stage Gang. But, unlike the others of the Stage 
Gang, he never took a night off to drag — in fact he is a 
confirmed Red Mike. 

"Sir, the answer the book gives is wrong." 

Masquerader Stage Gang (4, j, 2, i), Gold Masked N; 
Star (4, 3, 2, 1). 




Charles Lynn Strain 
rockville, indiana 




Walter Wellington Honaker 
louisville, kentucky 



"Bill" ' 'Honey' 




SAY, folks, step right up and meet this young Adonis 
from Louisville, down where politicians and long 
green run wilder'n mountain moonshine. He's done 
everything from making candy to railroading; he's a 
man of broad understanding, if you know what I mean. 
You might think he was a Snake from his picture, but 
he's not — not much. One M.C. resigned after delivering 
his mail three times; said he didn't join the Navy to 
work. 

Bill's a politician from way back. He decided that the 
Stage Gang didn't furnish him enough work, and besides 
he yearned for adornment for his manly chest, so he up 
and went out for Manager of Tennis. It's funny, but 
somehow the other candidates developed cravings for 
other things when Bill's hat sailed into the ring. "Fruit" 
says he, "All you gotta do is get 'em elected to some- 
thing else, and you get the job." Seems to work, too. 

"Hey, guy, what's this mean? Whadda they think we 
are, mind readers? Come on, let's read the lesson. I'm 
listening." 



Masquerader Stage Gang 

Expert Rifleman; 

Assistant Manager Tennis (4, 3 



h 2, 1); 



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Jesse Lyle Hull 
west plains, missouri 

"Jesse" "Lyle" "Bo%p" 



JESSE learned his life's desire in his early youth when 
he sailed his barks around ye olde bathtub. He seemed 
to have boned Seamanship before he came to the Acad- 
emy as it was a pretty good First Classman who could 
provide a hard question for him in that particular sub- 
ject. However he had a terrible struggle for the x.^ in 
Math the first term of his Second Class year but by con- 
sistent studying he made them all look around in wonder 
and surprise. After the struggle with Math everything 
else in life came easily for him. 

His fondness for the fairer sex have bilged him many 
times. The way he uses a box of stationery in one week 
would put a novelist to shame. 

"Wait until I am a First Classman" was his motto for 
the first three years and we all feared for the "Prince" 
he was going to be. He used his extra time studying 
regulations so that our morning paper might be 
lengthened. 

Give him the Cosmo and a good piece of music on the 
old Vic and he would be sure to be happy, for his love for 
music surpasses everything else. 

"Boy! Isn't that hot!" 

Class Soccer (Y), Numerals (2); 
Class Track (j); 
Masquerader Juice Gang (4) . 




HIS principal nickname never fitted and comes about 
as far away from him as you could ever hope to 
get, hence the name stuck to him tenaciously. Ohio 
claims him, although he hasn't as yet made himself a 
worthy candidate for the hall of academic fame. 

Indeed he seldom batted a 4.0, but he used what he 
has between the ears and had a way of batting them 
down when they counted most. During Second Class 
year when he had a pretty close call over in Maury Hall, 
he postponed his burial of Math two months — but 
what difference does it make now? 

Speed's only other outstanding characteristic is his 
laziness. He would be content to just be on his bed and 
sleep. Give him a skag or his pipe and he will be sub- 
limely happy. 

However, Sam's laziness is not the obnoxious sort. 
He doesn't let it interfere in his doing daily good turns. 
"I'm turning in. Wake me at late blast." 

Class Soccer (2), Numerals (2); 
DAasquerader Juice Gang Q4); 
Sub-squad Q4, 3, 2). 



Samuel Johnson McKee 
steubenville, ohio 

"Sam" 



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IINY is by many called an inventor. If he didn't know 
•* something he would put such a wonderful line on 
the board that even the prof would say he was right 
and give him a 4.0. His gift of gab is highly developed 
and it has gotten him through many a tight fix. 

Liny hails from the Western part of Maryland, from 
a place by the name of Hancock. According to all ac- 
counts it is running New York a close race. Athletics 
and girls seem to be his weak points. Second Class cruise 
he met a girl in Torquay who attracted his attention 
very much. However, September came along and the girl 
he had already at home won out after all. He tried many 
different sports and was always ready to take a chance on 
another. He had a lacrosse stick and ball which seemed 
to worry the occupants of the adjoining room, for he 
was adept at the sport of bouncing the ball off the wall 
and used to practice through entire study periods. 

Having finished his supper, he was usually ready for 
bed. He required ten hours sleep and there were few 
nights he didn't get it. 

Class Lacrosse (4, f); 

Lacrosse Squad (2); 

Class Soccer (j); 

Soccer Squad (2), Navy Numerals (2); 

Expert Rifleman; 

Class Football Q4). 




Walter Ellsworth Linaweaver 
hancock, maryland 

''Liny" " Linawhacker" "Waps" 




Edward Shillingford Hutchinson 
germantown, pennsylvania 

"Hutch" "Ed" "Rosy" 




HERE we have the beaming and radiant countenance 
of a true son of William Penn — no other than our 
old friend Hutch, the carefree student, the scrapping 
fullback for four years on ye olde soccer team, and the boy 
who wouldn't drag until Second Class year. The part 
that's beyond us is -why he had to wait so long before he 
started to drag her. Goucher Specials have been running 
ever' since there were week-ends. 

"Wife, I'm going to resign. This Navy is no place for a 
man of my type. Do you think I ever get awake from a 
bell ringing? No, and I never expect to. In my Navy taps 
will be sounded twice a day — five minutes after tatoo 
and five minutes after reveille. Don't you know, I believe 
I could make more of a success in real estate anyhow." 
The above are merely the wanderings of any midshipman 
just after reveille so Ed is not an exception. However, 
don't get the idea that he sleeps through anything. 
Nobody got more out of the cruises or had a bigger time 
on leave than this wigorous wolunteer from Pennsylvania. 

"What if I have got a schoolgirl complexion?" 

Soccer (4, 3, 2); 
aNf (4); 
Block N G); 
Navy Numerals (2); 
Class Lacrosse (4, f). 



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INDIANA'S sun first shined on Charley and since that 
time Winamac has been the center of his reveries. 

Plebe year we found him buried away in his books; 
after that he became an aspiring leather pusher; next 
he took up the art of rolling them down the alley and 
chalking up strikes and spares. 

Soft lights, dreamy music, and swishing silks failed 
to occupy a corner of his life during Plebe and Youngster 
years, but when he returned from Second Class Sep leave 
we found a change. Perhaps Paris was educational — 
who knows? 

Cheerfulness in English sparrows is not always a vir- 
tue — especially when a family of them are greeting each 
other "good morning" outside one's window on one of 
the precious mornings of Sep Leave. However, in general 
cheerfulness is considered a good trait, and Charlie will 
never suffer from his share of it — unless he takes to 
nesting under some late sleeper's eaves. As Caesar said 
before crossing the Rubicon — "he who greets mess-hall 
eggs with a smile will prosper." 

Class Boxing Qz); 
Masquerader Stage Gang (2). 



Charles Jackson 
winamac, indiana 

' Charley ' ' ' 'Jack ' ' ' 'Jegzong ' 




KARL is another one of those "Pennsylvania Wolun- 
teers" — specifically, an Erie one. He joined the Blue 
and Gold because his brother before him did and liked it. 
He has that side to his character which is so necessary 
in order to keep things running happily as well as effi- 
ciently — artistic appreciation. When the time comes, 
music and all that follows never fail to win their place. 
Karl can do other things also, such as -working Skinny 
probs, managing the Stage Gang or being an athlete on 
occasion, and can tell when he is doing one and when the 
other. Furthermore, if you want an argument here's an 
ardent opponent, and if you want to find out anything, 
the chances are good — e'en so doth he admit. 

There is much more than I have said 

But on this ground I dare not tread, 

For if too deep I should partake 

An unmeant error I might make 

And by our clumsy earthly prate 

The finest part I might misstate. 

Choir Q4); 

Musical Clubs (4, }, 2, 2), Gold Musical Clubs N; 
Assistant Stage Manager (2), Stage Manager (/); 
Masqueraders (4, 5, 2, 1), Gold Masked N . 



404 



Karl Frederick Poehlmann 
erie, pennsylvania 

"Carlos" "Karl" 




IET'S shoot some billiards in smoke hall. Spot you 
-i twenty for the groceries at the Cat Noir and a 
show afterward." 

My theme on this occasion is the boy in blue at the top 
of the column, and gentle reader, be you fair co-ed or 
just one with the rest of us, you must admit that he has 
possibilities. He stopped off here on his way from Tennes- 
see to Scotland and was so impressed that he joined up. 
He used more stamps and stationery than anybody in the 
regiment. It will go hard with him if he ever goes to the 
Yangtze patrol and has to pay foreign rates of postage. 
He had only one grad debt but he didn't realize it when 
he was incurring it. It was to his roommate for shaving 
soap, razor blades and lead pencils. 

"I bid three without." 

"Without what?" 

"Without expecting to make it, but we need the 
rubber." 

Favorite ambition: To swim off some night and attend 
a house party on the Sabalo. 

Class Football (4, j, 2, 1); 
Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, j). 




John Hammond Simpson 
nashville, tennessee 

"Jack" "Elder" 




Doin Curtis Johnson 
pocatello, idaho 

"Deacon" 




THE purport of this little corner is the introduction 
of the handsome gentleman with the massive brow, 
none other than the Deacon Johnson of Pocatello, Idaho; 
New York and Paris. 

He has his weaknesses though, among them being the 
habit of smoking cigars with an odor like a mixture of 
cabbage and jimson weed, and batting tennis balls over 
the sea wall. He had no weakness for the Academics and 
put up a strong resistance against the best efforts of all 
concerned. 

The cruises with their cosmopolitan atmosphere ap- 
pealed to him greatly. You could see him rushing around 
with great display of energy nearly any morning he was 
so unlucky as to be turned out by the Mate. 

The Navy would probably have had to do without his 
assistance if the last cruise had not been to the West 
Coast, for, as had been his habit for the previous two 
years, he swore he would resign unless the cruise was a 
West Coast one. Fortunately for the service, it complied 
with his wishes. 

He should make a good Naval officer for he possesses 
the ability to sleep at any and all times, and that is a big 
point in his favor. 

Class Tennis (j, 2, i). 



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h 




Louis Emmett Keady 

LODI, NEW YORK 

"Emmett" 



WHETHER or not this blond, curly-headed Celt 
during the last four years has assimilated enough 
cultural or technical knowledge to bathe in dazzling 
light the many dark corners of this drab world, is of little 
or no import for Emmett has learned or rather developed 
— for it is undoubtedly the heritage of Erin — that intric- 
ate art of being a popular host. The cigarette butts that 
have strewn the corridor in front of his door each morn- 
ing after breakfast have sufficiently proved that he was 
by no means a recluse. Between periods, before forma- 
tions, in the afternoons and evenings they -would gather 
from far and near to discuss, chaff, harangue and argue. 
Histories were rewritten, theories exploded, reputations 
torn asunder and jests conceived, some light, some dark. 
In these sessions "Pinky" was like an animal enjoying a 
transient return to its medium. Occasionally he would 
tell of his forefathers in the old days of Erin when to step 
on a man's coat-tail was an insult to be redeemed in blood. 
Then we would understand his success with the lacrosse 
stick and football. But so far he has shed no light on his 
insatiable desire for exercise in the horizontal form. 

Class Football Q4, 3, 2), Numerals (j, 2); 
Class Lacrosse (j., 5, 2), Numerals (4, 5); 
Class Basketball (4). 




TWENTY miles north of Philadelphia, sir— Doyles- 
town, sir — the County Seat of Bucks County, sir." 
And so his life began at the Naval Academy, just one 
explanation after another. Writing this, I looked at 
him, reclined upon his downy couch, and said, "Is it the 
same care-free boy whom we met some years ago, or is it 
just a vision of this lad?" He has matured wonderfully; 
he used to be so foolish as to study hard; now he strives 
to get by with the minimum. What other change of atti- 
tude could better portray the gain of what the good 
Leadership book calls "common sense." 

He was an athlete (of course we must mention this) 
of some note. Youngster year he pitched a double-head- 
er, quite the iron man. He also ate toast with the Basket- 
ball Squad, except when he was in the clutches of the 
Math Department. 

At Graduation he was still in a sort of a quandary as 
to what would finally become of him. Sometimes he saw 
great shops with hundreds of men and engines which 
would start and stop by a mere twitch of his thumb; 
and sometimes, great ships on the rocks or "aground in 
a fairway" with sweet visions of lost numbers and a 
court martial. 

Baseball Squad (4); 

Class Baseball Q, 2, 1), Numerals (5, 2); 

Basketball Squad (4, }, 2, 1), Navy Numerals (2); 



406 



Roy Moyer Gulick 
doylestown, pennsylvania 

"Roy" 




FLOYD was struck by the Navy at an early age, but he 
struck right back and hit the pap for "Unauthorized 
assumption of authority" for having his flowing locks 
shorn. This fortunately dampened his ambitions for the 
striped suit. Thus he accepted Naval life in his character- 
istic blase manner, and sought consolation in a saxo- 
phone which did his moaning for him. However on 
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons he was often known 
to set forth with a great stride and a new-born sense of 

patriotism (in every organization there are some ). 

The years passed with Floyd's refreshing originality 
still very much in evidence, but then, genius must End 
an outlet. And to realize his genius we Jiave merely to 
read his "Flora Stories" or to hear his own song com- 
positions. But if you don't want to hear him play the 
sax, or read his stories, or sing his songs, then go out on 
the court and watch him wield a racquet or come in and 
look over the paper model of his ideal home. Then, and 
only then ; can you attest his versatile and deplorable 
originality. 

"Where have you been, little fellow?" 

"And shall I say, 'Quick as a flash, it came to him?' 

As st. Feature Editor, Lucky Bag 



Te 



Squad Qi, i, 




Edward Loring Dix Roach, zd. 
philadelphia, pennsylvania 

"Floyd" "E. L. D." 




Fielder Allison Jones 
portland, oregon 

Fielder ' 




IF you do not have Fielder's complete biography which 
space prevents our printing here, let us send it to you 
at once. It is a liberal education. Here's what they say 
about it. 

Bowditch 19x0 — "Of the many things that I have ever 
read, this is the most." Manning — "For years we con- 
sidered impulse turbines supreme, but this volume is 
even better." 

Chapter headings include: 

1. On how Fielder was born and grown in Oregon. 

z. On how Fielder assumed his early duties as a Plebe. 

3 . On how Fielder gained prominence on the basketball 
court. 

4. On how Fielder beguiled the bureau to the extent 
of a year's leave. 

5. On how Fielder drew seven letters a day. 

6. On how Fielder harassed the Academics by sleeping 
before exams . 

7. On how Fielder did not become Five-Striper. 

These and many other amusing and instructive inci- 
dents are included in these exceptional volumes which 
are bound (in Buckram) to delight even those from the 
Middle West. 

Basketball Squad (4, ^, 2, 1), N (5, 2); 
Class Track (4, j), Numerals (j); 
Company Representative (5); 
Class Football (4). 

407 




TTE cometh from Portsmouth, Virginia — maybe you've 
J- -L heard of it. Way out in the great open spaces where 
a man's a man, etc. — and a dark man hasn't a chance — 
at least so it's said. He cast off the shackles of restraint 
when a wee tot and he's been hitting on high ever since. 
Another good man gone wrong? Nothing like it. How- 
ever, he has one or two faults. He's an awful talker. 
There's nothing he can't talk about and tell you more 
than you can believe, and yet, when you come to check 
up, he wins the marbles. That's just a little trick of his. 
He's about the biggest Red Mike in his class, yet he 
dragged every week-end. Figure it out, folks, I can't. 
He had a terrible habit of coming from recitations with a 
long tale — and face also — about a z.o, but when the 
tree came up he was not on it. When the final result was 
posted he's way up, 3.x at least in everything but Steam. 
That's the only thing in the world too hot for him and 
he cooled it off considerably. It beats all how he did it. 
Folks, you all should meet this Virginia gentleman. 
He's simply irresistible, or so the girls say and far be it 
from us to doubt their word, out loud, anyway. Let's 
give him our blessing — he needs it — and best wishes for 
more and greater success. 

Basketball Squad (4, f); 
Class Basketball (2); 
Expert Rifleman. 



ALL great pictures have no titles written upon them, 
-L*- but in this case a short tale of the whichness of what 
of this masterpiece would be most fitting. Kid William 
blew in upon the Navy out of a clear sky from out yon- 
der in Indiana. He fitted just like the paper on the wall — 
a one P.O. Plebe summer — but then he had had seven 
years military training before so it wasn't such a surprise. 

After acquiring quite a bit of fame, Bill started after 
the Academics and those stars on his collar really did 
look so cunning. Finding he was savvy, Bozo knocked 
off the boning — got busy on the music, and became a 
regular Lothario. Bill found out early that Lothario 
didn't have much opportunity, so he turned to expressing 
his pent up ideas about everything. The result was that 
Bill became a leading figure in the weekly rabbit hunts. 

From then on Whitey lost a general trend of events 
'cause after seeing Scotland during one Sep leave he was 
never the same. Here's hoping Bill soon shows again the 
ear-to-ear grin as of old. 

"Hey, Buck, the book's answer is correct, but I don't 
like their method. Here's the best way." 

Class Basketball (_z)j 
Class Track {£); 
Gymkhana (4); 
Star Q4); 
Expert Rifleman. 



408 




William Smith Whiteside 
jeffersonville, indiana 

"Whitey" "Bill" "Bozo" 




WHEN Benny blew into the Naval Academy, Crab- 
town had an attack of 'skeeters, and never, since 
that eventful day, have we been permitted to forget 
"Joisey." Just tune in on his wave length any time he is 
broadcasting, (which is usually) and you will learn that 
Rutgers is the greatest college in the world, that New 
York is a suburb of Bayonne, and that for scenery — 
well, nature doesn't miss being grand on the banks of 
the old Raritan. 

Since he is naturally savvy, the Acs never bothered 
him much and Benny has reciprocated by leaving them 
more or less alone, except when prompted by good nature 
into helping some wooden classmate. His hobby is mo- 
torcycling, and he certainly rides his hobby, both liter- 
ally and figuratively. Sooner or later, he is going to fall 
a victim in love, but we are betting on Benny and wishing 
him bon voyage on any sea upon which he may embark, 
matrimonial or otherwise. 

"And to think, fellows, only last night I was with 
her!" 

Class Track (2, /). 




Bernard Edward Klimas 
bayonne, new jersey 

Benny ' ' ' 'Climax' ' 




Charles Henry Quinn 

NEW YORK 

"Charlie" "Si" "Huck" 




THE smiling face that's on this page — the subject of 
this ditty — is the boy from Forty-second Street and 
Broadway, New York City. He broke the hearts of all 
New York and left the girls behind to study hard at 
Nav, and Juice and all that daily grind. He worked — 
yes, Charlie's worked — and don't you think that it was 
fruit to get two-five and add another stripe upon his suit. 
And if they marked us by the ergs that everyone put out, 
Huck Quinn would lead the list and he would rate it 
too, no doubt. 

Now get this data on the man, on coming back from 
swimmin', he makes a dive to get the dope the mail gives 
on his wimmin. He's never been a tea-hound and his 
Mah-Jong's not so hot; but still he has the femmes in 
hand and knows them to a dot. He takes them to the 
football games and boldly calls for gore and then he lets 
them try their luck upon the polished floor. 

But, fun aside, lest we should make our tale appear 
deplete, let's wish for him a big career on going in the 
Fleet. And we can truly say of him and not approach 
deceit — the friends he's made will last till the Navy's 
obsolete. 

Masqueraders (2); 

Class Boxing (4); 

Class Track (2, 2). 



409 





SAM absolutely refuses to confide in us, but after 
watching him chase flies in the outfield for four years, 
we've come to the conclusion that he plays the game 
with a ball player's instinct. So have a seat in the bleach- 
ers, people, and get this inside dope of an old story told 
in our best bush league style. 

The world is a Baseball League. We are fighting for 
Life's pennant. The Academy is one of the many ball 
parks, and in it we Midshipmen are playing a hard game 
with the Academics for "the early season lead." Math is 
pitching a baffling brand of ball. 

Sam steps to the plate and beats out a bunt to first. 
Plebe year is conquered. A wild pitch advances the run- 
ner. Youngster year is a thing of the past. Sam steals 
third while the catcher tries to bring Math back to earth. 
Second Class year is over; home plate is in sight. The 
batter singles through the box. Sam scores. The game is 
over; 2.6's pennant contenders are ready to go on the road. 

Now people, the sun gets pretty hot in the bleachers. 
Better have a glass of lemonade and tomorrow will see 
our club win again. 



Baseball Squad (4, 5,2, 1), N (4), N * Q). 



Samuel C. Ward 

DAYTON, OHIO 

"Sam" 




SLAP! Bang! Biff! and in comes our Little Elmo bring- 
ing the door with him and letting loose some of his 
youthful exuberance. Ed has had many things to change 
his life and mar his happiness. First of all, on entering 
the Academy he was stepped on by the Exec Department 
and, not being able to play his little jokes, he was quite 
rhino for a little time. Next, Ed fell in love. Just ask him 
about the Army-Navy game Youngster year and he will 
tell you the saddest story that ever happened. Never 
mind, Pat, better luck next time. 

A little nerve coupled with a reckless abandon has 
gotten Ed out of more scrapes than those of Jiggs in the 
comics. That delayed return from Plougastel is just one 
of the humorous incidents in Ed's life. Savvy? Yes. 
And with a pencil Ed can describe anything more vividly 
than Nathaniel Hawthorne could with a pen. Ed's 
delight is in drawing automobiles and choo-choo trains. 
With the former he can give you more thrills than the 
champion aeroplane acrobat. 

Wherever he goes, whether in or out of the Navy, 
Ed is sure to make good and enjoy life as much as he has 
here. For further information see Who's Who in 1945. 

Class Football Q4); 

Baseball Squad Cf), Navy Numerals (j). 



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Edward Frederick Kelley 
newburyport, massachusetts 

"Ed" "Pat" "Elmo" 




EUGENE MATHEWS, as the name suggests, belongs 
to a serious, high-minded, military looking individ- 
ual who is going to build himself "a stone house way 
out in the sticks" one of these days for the purpose of 



of Dick — why is an 



raising chickens — and other things 

Eugene M. goes by the name 
insolvable mystery. 

Now Dick is a jolly old boy who hates women during 
the week — but week-ends — wow! Dr. Jekyl and Mr. 
Hyde haven't anything on him. Yes, it must be admitted 
that Dick is a snake, having been led astray at his Plebe 
Army-Navy Game — but he's so modest that he won't 
admit it — even to his own wife. 

His favorite occupation here consisted in looking after 
his wife, and seeing how many times a stencil could be 
applied to articles of wearing apparel. 

It is rumored that he used to play with some "Ukulele" 
or other while on leave at a "Hampton Beach" — but he 
doesn't go there any more. We wonder why? 

"How's to loan me your stencil? I can't find mine." 

Sub-Squad (5, 2, 1). 




Eugene Mathews Waldron 
lynn, massachusetts 

"Dick" 




Thomas Rhodes Langley 
newburyport, massachusetts 

"Tom" 




TOM, alias "Venus," always had a liking for the 
Navy. Like all great men he left home in his tender 
'teens — but unlike, he joined the Navy — and made his 
initial cruise on the U.S.S. Tennessee. 

Anyone who ever saw Thomas in a bathing suit would 
readily understand the wherefore of "Venus" — especially 
with his nice curly hair . . . sighs . . . !! And yet 
Venus belonged to the Ancient Order of Scarlet Michaels 
— while at the academy — on account of two left feet — 
yes, girls, 'tis true, he doesn't dance! 

His career as a mid runs something like this: (a) Dur- 
ing conflicts with acs : 

"Let's see now, I've got to make a z.488 to get by this 

term Say, fellows, whadoyouthink I hit the 

exam for?!!? — 2-49, just what I needed!" 

(b) Between times: 

"Now when I was on the Tennessee — 

Famous Sayings: "So this is Montreal!" 

"Say, fellows, it's z:zo." 

Class Football Q4, f); 
Class Baseball (2). 



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Norman Loader 
baldwin, long island 

"Pete" "Pedro" 



BORN and bred in Brooklyn, Pete crossed "the bridge" 
one fair day and so came into our midst. The effect 
of the "city of homes and churches" may be seen on the 
Sphinx-like exterior but judge not this to be an indica- 
tion of all that lies beneath. He's quiet but clever, a fine 
student and a good athlete. Unfortunately an abhorrence 
for hard work prevented his sporting his share of honors 
and his love for a soft bed and a good magazine kept the 
stars off his collar. Anyone who has heard him hold forth 
after taps knows of his strange philosophy and must 
marvel at his profound understanding of human nature. 
"Pete, is there any Right or Wrong?" 

Pedro became more or less famous during the early 
days of Plebe year for his rebellious eyebrows and his 
ready replies. He just couldn't keep them down. What a 
shame he consistently shunned the Armory on hop 
nights — but then he had to save himself for leave, when 
the femmes, en grand Tra-la-la flocked to him like ducks 
to water. And so it goes — "What goes." "The A. A., 
stupid" — "Oh, don't be like that!" 

Pete has recently become one of the elite and now lives 
out on Long Island. It is rumored that conditions there 
are favorable for water sports (so with a little luck he 
may learn to swim.) If he does, it will be to the aston- 
ishment of his old playmates of the Sub-squad. 

"Coming into town tonight, Buddie; meet me at the 
Pennsy." 




FRESH from the land of the cliff dwellers came Buddy 
to grace our midst. Strangely blue-eyed and frank he 
has proved an idealist from the city of cynics. He thinks 
everyone of us is a lot better than we are, but why disil- 
lusion the lad? 

He wears his clothes in the New York manner; you 
know that indefinable elusive quality, that quelque chose. 
They look at him and then write up the theatre program 
column, What the Well Dressed Man Will Wear. Strange 
to say, he rarely graced the hops for as he claims very 
few girls deserve the pleasure and the thrill of his com- 
pany so why should he bother to wriggle with full dress 
for their benefit. 

He is a firm believer in athletics, occasionally for him- 
self but most of the time for someone else. His great 
trouble is that he can never stay in season. Baseball in 
winter, basketball in the fall, he's always one jump 
ahead of the game. He has a strange fondness for collect- 
ing books, almost any kind will do. His book shelf was 
the W.O. 's despair, but then one of those books had Bud's 
own name in it. Don't ask him whose the others were. 
They just seemed to flock to his room and once there 
they just hated to leave. 

"Good book you're reading, Bud?" 

Gymkhana (4); 
Class Basketball (4); 
Hop Committee (j). 

4 12 - 



Lennox Hamilton Stuart 




TO be born amongst the Pennsylvania Dutch is to 
experience the substitution of pretzels for the usual 
Mellin's Food. Bred under such trying circumstances it is 
not astonishing that Jim should be of the fibre that 
makes the successful man. His congenial nature, ready 
wit, and ability to decorate Hop Cards fast earned him a 
place among the famous of Plebe year. Though eager to 
win laurels on the soccer field, Youngster Cruise and an 
undogged hatch put an end to his athletic career. When 
elected to the Hop committee, Jim snorted and refused 
to speak to us for a week. Ever afterwards he continually 
announced his intentions to resign the honor — but when 
the Hop nights rolled around you can rest assured he 'was 
there among the first to greet all arriving admirals, 
steam profs, and drags. 

Savvy enough to get the 'ol z.5 with but fifteen min- 
utes of preparation, many are the hours that have been 
spent in designing "more beautiful" homes. When ques- 
tioned as to the reason for such concentrated interest in 
architectural design Jim never failed to immediately 
change the subject. 

"Say — my name's neither 'Rough' nor 'Raw!' 

Lucky Bag; 

Log Staff (2); 

Class Soccer Q4); 

Hop Committee ($, 2), June Ball Chairman (2). 




James Plummer Raugh 
altoona, pennsylvania 

"Jim" "J. P." 




Albert Benjamin 

claremont, new hampshire 

"Bunny" 




BUNNY has not yet decided whether it was fate or 
fortune that marked his entrance into the Academy 
on his birthday. He was one of the first to be enrolled 
on our class list, and ever since has stuck consistently 
near the top — not by virtue of savviness, but because 
Benjamin begins with "B." 

He actually enjoyed Plebe year, and got more fun out 
of being run than he has ever since experienced in return- 
ing the compliment to subsequent Plebes — but then came 
the cruise, and another ill-starred birthday found Bunny 
in the throes of sea-sickness, with a great contempt for 
anything seagoing. Second Class cruise treated him bet- 
ter — with a birthday cake and its accessories in London, 
but one year later when he found himself celebrating 
the event by coaling ship in Panama he vowed to omit 
the next seventy-nine. 

A veritable savoir in the ways of the world, and, above 
all, terribly consistent in his highly cultivated disdain 
for all things academic, Bunny, nevertheless, can see 
the important part of anything and a funny side to 
everything. 

Choir (4); 

Class Track (j), Numerals (_j); 
Track Squad Q4, 2); 
Gymkhana (4, 2). 



4*3 




BuRNHAM ClX>UGH McCAFFREE 
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA 

"Mac" 



EVERYTHING was very quiet in the class-room. 
Not a person stirred. Not an eye was batted. For 
once chairs were kept still. The very air held suspense. 
The long drawn out wail of a tug far up the bay was 
the signal for the breaking of the pregnant silence. 

"Monsieur McCaffree, for zat recitation I put you 
way up in ze tree like ze lilla bird," shouted a professor 
of French in accents wild, and Mac knew he had bilged 
again. 

But do not get the idea that he was all ivory. His 
reverses in French were more than made up in an English 
class. Plebe year he proved that "Sweetness and Light" 
is as clear as Einstein's theory and so astonished the 
prof that a coveted 4.0 unconsciously slipped from him. 
In an argument he was always at his best, but when 
the odds went against him, he could always think up 
some such chic remark as, "That's a boy, Rice," with 
which to end it. 

His cosyness is counteracted by his ready smile, for 
which he is famous. 

"Say, I may not be able to talk Dago but — they always 
came right to me." 

Class Basketball (4); 
Class Track (4, 5, 2, 7); 
Black N. 




SEVERAL years ago on the far-away shores of sunny 
Florida, a child was born without any clothes on. 
Much as you may suspect it, it wasn't Epstein, it wasn't 
Doc Feldmeyer — it was Steve Rice, the favored and tal- 
ented son of Apalachicola. When yet a small boy he was 
taken to the U. S. Consulate and introduced to the Am- 
bassador to Florida. This short, elderly, and rotund 
gentleman wore a flashing embassy ribbon which caught 
Bubber's eye and thrilled him clear to the poor little 
crushed oyster shells beneath his tiny feet. In one 
instant he conceived an ambition in life — to wear an 
embassy ribbon. At the earliest possible moment he 
came to the U. S. and entered the Naval Academy, but 
here he was grievously disappointed — for we wore none 
of the gaudy regalia which he so admires. 

Steve miscalculated during Youngster June Week and 
the trip through the hospital gate in the dead of night 
for a late entertainment caused him much sorrow the 
week following. Second Class Sep leave he spent on 
theReina. Although you may think from this account 
that he is frivolous, he is not, as his steady rise in the 
Academics shows. 

Expert Rifleman; 

Black N * * * *. 



414 



Stephen Ewing Rice, hi. 
apalachicola, florida 

"Steve" "Bubber" 




AS he comes from that metropolis, across the river 
ii- from the Empire State's capital, there is little one 
can say for Duke. The name and town speak for them- 
selves. 

Being one of the first to enter the Class of '2.6 in the 
summer of '2.2. he had a handicap on the rest of us, but 
his knowledge of the routine et cetera aided us after we 
took the oath. Before the end of the summer the Duke 
proved himself an expert with the rifle. It is easy to see 
that Tom is somewhat interested in the fairer sex. 
Since the day that he entered there seems to have been 
one who has taken a great share of his thoughts. Please 
don't get the idea that he is a snake of the old school, 
for Tom would walk extra duty any day before he would 
drag for you. It's funny how it affects some people! 
As a chum of the Ac Departments, Duke has shown his 
mettle. He swears they are out to get him but the end of 
each term finds him high and dry upon the safe shore. 

"W" stands for Wornham but in connection there is 
another word — "Worry." If it isn't one thing it is 
another. Here is a sample of what enters the mind of the 
pampered pet. "Gee, I hope I get a passing mark in 
Math this month." "Hey, Mac, we could have passed 
that life-saving test if you had stayed around." "Do 
you think they will keep us here during leave if we 
don't pass our Gym tests?" 



Expert Rifleman. 




Thomas Andrews Wornham 
rensselaer, new york 

"Tom" "Duke" 




John C. Siemer McKillip 

GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK 

"Mac" "Lionel" 




MAC hails from the city(?) that gloves America. 
'Twas a bright sunny day in June of '2.2. that Mac 
forsook the natives and started south, going slowly at 
first, but gaining momentum all the time, till he arrived 
with a crash at the place where they train the boys to 
go down to the sea in ships. 

Lionel's arrival was hailed with joy by the Executive 
Department, which immediately began hostilities, and 
'twas not long before Mac was the proud recipient of an 
invitation to make a cruise on "Ye Olde Reina." Just 
think, all this in Plebe summer. 

What of the future. Mac was wise. He forgot his 
troubles, turned over a new leaf, and dared them to get 
him. This time Mac won, and the Exec Department gave 
up the struggle. After this our young admirer of Lionel 
Strongfort became a member of the combined Radiator 
and Caulking Club, his great loyalty soon winning for 
him a high office in that venerated society, which boasts 
many other men of affairs in its membership. 

As far as the opposite sex is concerned, Mac is a total 
loss. But one never knows what the future holds, so 
here's wishing you the best of luck. 

"Of course I'm not going to the hop — how would I 
get enough sleep?" 

Class Basketball (j, 2), Numerals (j). 



415 




Douthey Gear McMillan 
lexington, north carolina 

"Bo" "Mac" 



SAY, Bo, what kind of contraption is that?" 
"Why, you poor dumbbell, that's a motor!" 

Anyone who lacks the imagination necessary to 
recognize the remnants of a cigar box, a few turns of wire, 
and some scrap-iron as a shunt motor is in Bo's estima- 
tion deserving of a place on the pedestal alongside of 
Tecumseh. Bo is a hobby fiend from away back, and 
his hobbies are varied, strange, and original. They have 
caused him more brain throbs than Bullard, Bowditch, 
and Kimball combined. He has devised ways and means 
of integration in the fifth dimension, navigating without 
a chronometer, and revolutionizing motive power. Bo's 
big difficulty is in getting others to understand. 

The Mexican army has always been a lure to Bo. Not 
that he is an adventurer, but, "Now, when I'm general 
of the Mex army, I'm going to have me more darn fun. 
No one is going to run the army but myself." 

When Bo smiles his eyes close tight, so he misses a 
lot that goes on. His drawl is somewhat like his walk, 
but the former is due to environment, while the latter 
is from wrestling. We expect to hear great things from 
Bo, but it'll take some time because of that drawl. 

Class Wrestling (j), Numerals (j); 
Wrestling Squad (2). 




B 



I 



OY! Did you get that you know what I mean!" 

Bill hovering around someone else's vie, rids 
himself of that "the world is too much with us" feeling 
and lets himself be wafted away to the realm of the 
Muses. With no vie to while away his tedium he tunes 
in on the music of the spheres and hears that of which no 
others may be aware. With this Bohemian moodiness he 
combines a readily practical nature able to paddle his 
own canoe wherever Kismet may drop him. His dilettante 
ideas on any subject stand him in good stead in ye old 
tyme bule-festes or in throwing up a verbal smoke screen 
about some object of which he is even less cognizant 
than the Prof. He is a firm exponent of efficiency on the 
theory of the maximum results with the least effort — 
his idea of maximum being just sufficient — anything 
above 2.. 5 being so much energy extravagantly wasted. 
"If cruising speed is the most efficient for a battle wagon, 
it stands to reason that it's folly for a human to tear 
through at full speed." 

Don't get the false idea that he's lazy. Whatever J. O. 
Country is augmented by his presence will find that he 
can hold up his end from razzing side-boyS to making 
small talk with visiting nobility. Nothing phases him. 
He is content to let the others worry while he makes the 
best of what offers. 

Class Football (j, 4, 3), Numerals (j); 
Class Lacrosse (/, 4, $), Numerals Q). 

416 



William Turek 
lacrosse, wisconsin 

"hill" "JLeverend" 




' ALL men are not created equal, and I can prove it." 
-L\- Whereupon he's off with an ever-ready collection 
of statistics that will prove any argument. If there is 
anything he would rather do than convince you that you 
are wrong on whatever question comes up, it must be 
sleep. 

In his waking hours, and they were few, he was an 
ardent member of the Radiator Club, and few popular 
works of fiction escaped him during his years at the 
Academy. When something like this did not claim him, 
he was a man of no mean athletic ability. 

His real worth as an athlete, strange as it may seem, 
was never fully appreciated except in wrestling. There 
he was, to say the least, adept in keeping his shoulders 
off the mat, and worthy opponents, to their surprise, 
often found him top side in spite of their best efforts. 

He sometimes went un-sat but somehow when the end 
of the term came along he always managed, apparently 
without exerting much effort, to come out just a few 
jumps ahead of the Academics. 

A true Kentuckian, superstitions, prejudices and all, 
he should have been born before the Civil War. However, 
it's too late to think about what he might have been. 

Wrestling Squad (j, 2); 
Black N *. 




Robert Rouse Moore 
paducah, kentucky 




Wallace Joseph Miller 
bardstown, kentucky 

"Wallie" 




IN some parts of the United States, the name of Smith 
may be more common than any other, but we suspect 
that the Cohens are numerically superior in New York 
City, and know that the Millers are in the U. S. Naval 
Academy. The Mark XXVI Mod. 3 of Miller, which 
appears alongside is from Kentucky where they have fast 
horses and beautiful women. That is proverbial. We 
have never seen Wallace in the proximity of any horse 
flesh, but venture, all the same, to hold him up as a true 
son of Kentucky. 

Just because Wallie is a nationally known snake don't 
imagine he has no other uses. He is a hard worker- — 
full of dynamic energy and ambition; also a dash of tem- 
perament. It is this same smattering of temperament 
which makes him demand peculiar working conditions 
before he can do his utmost. The combination of Welsh 
coal, forced draft, and a heavy sea, seem his ideal work- 
ing conditions, and he certainly can pass out coal when 
in a fire room with all three. It is too bad that he doesn't 
frequently find the same conditions. 

"What do I care about drill? I'm on the excused squad." 

Black N * *. 



417 




Albert Scribner Oakholt 
fort washington, pennsylvania 

L 'Oakie" 



WHEN the Wennsylwania wolunteers came widing 
wildly down the walley of the Sevwen in 192.Z, 
Oakie was among their number. He showed the Academic 
Departments how little their bilging powers worried 
him and how little he valued their honors Plebe year 
when he missed starring by a hair without cracking a 
book. During that year he also decided that the Navy 
was no place for him to spend his life and after that he 
spent his time waiting for graduation. He planned to join 
the ranks of the Lost Battalion and settle, in some town 
where the word "navy" is used only as an adjective 
denoting a choice brand of oil. 

To Oakie, Philly is the only real city, but he admits 
that Brussels offers wonderful possibilities in the way 
of entertainment, it being the only thing about the 
cruises he ever liked except perhaps the sauerkraut chows. 
His favorite pastime is mental gymnastics such as de- 
ciphering codes; when more difficult cross-word puzzles 
are solved Oakholt will solve them. 

When asked his views on women he would say that 
none of them were any good, but you may rest assured 
that this was only propaganda. His disposition curve 
varied directly as his supply of skags and the proximity 
of pay day. 

"Yes, I'll bet we have beans again." 




MAINE lost a future governor when Mert joined the 
Navy. His keen insight would have carried the 
ship of state through many treacherous waters. But now 
he uses this trait to help his classmates in their love 
tangles. After breaking all academic records for his 
state Plebe year, he decided to sit back and take life 
easy. He early proved his ability as an officer by leading 
his company down Broadway after the Army game 
Youngster year. Second Class year he had some difficulty 
proving to the Medical Department that he did not 
really need a cane and tin cup. Ever since he tried to show 
an Executive Officer the fine points of his own ship he 
has had a secret fear of the species. Aviation holds his 
interest, but his greatest ambition is to own the most 
decorative uniform that a tailor can produce. The letters 
he receives are of many hues, which speaks for itself. 
But he drags very seldom indeed. 

"Say, mister — what 'would you rate the drag I had 
over at the hop last night?" 

"Point four three, sir." 

"That's the time I fooled you. I wasn't dragging." 



WlLLARD MERTON SwEETSER 
GRAY, MAINE 

' 'Men' ' 



418 




CAN'T you do that? Fruit! Take the angle phi and 
apply Ohm's Law to it. Integrate that between 
limits of infinity and x minus infinity; divide by delta 
x; find the tension in O T; if it breaks with a load of 2.000 
bricks in a Mack truck, find the kinetic energy and the 
number of ohms resistance if the gear wheel has 26 
teeth; apply Kirchoff's law and you have the answer. 
Is he savvy? 

He never went to a hop but Second Class Sep leave back 
in dear old Newport he fell hard and tried to translate 
letters -written in Spanish ever after. 

If you want to get this big strong hombre sore just ask 
him if Rhode Island is part of the United States. 

"Hey, knock it off, will you; it may be a small state 
but good goods come in small packages." 

"Mister, did my ears deceive me, or did I hear you say 
you had never been to nor even heard of Newport. You 
haven't? My gawd — the Navy's shot — why, when I was 
aPlebe . . . ." 

"Hey, Red, this is the third letter this week. Can you 
translate this Spanish?" 

"Why, back in Newport — hey! Let me up; I won't 
say it again." 

Class Basketball (4, 3); 
Class Creiv (2, i); 
Expert Rifleman; 
Gymkhana (4, 2). 




James Wallace Ransom 
collingswood, new jersey 

"Red" "Rosie" "Wallie" 




HEY, mister! Whoa there! What's the center of the 
universe? What! You don't know? Well, I'll 
enlighten your Freshman intellect — It's Collingswood. 
Get that? Why Camden's a suburb of Collingswood. 
Shove off. Gawd! Only forty-nine days to Christmas 
leave — and I'm unsat in Math, Juice, and Steam — I'll 
bet if they had a course in tiddly winks down here I'd 
bilge that." 

"Oh, New Jersey, here I come — right back where I 
started from." Holy cats, he's off again. But that's our 
Red — through and through — always singing, always 
full of the real old pep — and a bit of a Snake, too. Half of 
the time he's fooling the Ac Department; the other half 
he keeps the girls guessing at what he's going to do next. 
Can you wonder, gentle reader, how a single one of the 
feminine species can possibly resist that hair? Why, it 
actually drives them crazy. "Gee — but it's great to be 
one of Uncle Sam's pampered pets, yeh? Where in hell's 
my leggings, Google? I've six periods of extra duty to 
walk off accompanied by Lady Springfield, don' cha 
know." 

P. A. List ( 4 y 

Cheer Leader (2); 

Class Basketball (4, 5, 2), Numerals (^); 

Class Track Q, 2, i); 

Class Boxing (4, 5); 

Swimming Squad (/). 

419 




John James McClelland 
nashville, tennessee 

' 'Johnny " " Finchley 



YES, Hortense, the young gentleman over there 
talking to the sweet young thing is none other than 
our Johnny. But pray tell how did you pick the boy out 
amid this motley throng; you remember my telling of 
his magnetic personality? Since you seem to be more 
interested in John than in any one else I may as well join 
your musings if only to be sociable. ' ' 

Johnny, as one of Dixie's sons, maintains that Bull 
Run was the only major engagement of the Civil War; 
and agrees with the sage who ventured that "life is just 
one damned thing after another." 

Well I remember the first time I had the pleasure of 
seeing Johnny. He was making a date for the next hop, 
and planning how he was going to lose the drag he had 
already asked for the same date. How he accomplished 
this delicate bit of diplomacy is still a secret, but more 
power to him — for no one has ever accused him (pub- 
licly) of two-timing. 

Like so many Rebels, who never tire of glorifying 
the feminine pulchritude of the south, Johnny invariably 
drags one of the Yankee cousins. 

"Oh, yes! I have given him a dance this evening 'fair 
one'; but if perchance he should forget that it is a dance 
please refresh his memory — That you probably won't." 

Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Black N. 




HE came — from the quieter haunts of Toronty, where 
the stopping of a passenger train and the declaration 
of a war create about equal excitement, to discover just 
what wonders the world possessed. As products of his 
Arcadian youth, Bill brought along his high humor and 
his delightful good nature. 

As befits a man of talent, Bill's life at the Academy 
has been one of struggles. The first year, it was Aca- 
demics; the second, Crabtown water; the third, ath- 
letics; and the fourth, women. The first and third he 
conquered by sheer force of will; and though with the 
second and fourth he is still struggling, certain incidents 
(consult municipal police records of Rotterdam) persuade 
us to believe that driven to the task Bill can defeat the 
females with flying (running or jumping) honors. 

Furthermore, Bill is a man of principle — one of his 
strongest contentions being that "any sport having for 
its primary object the mutilation of the opponent's 
features, is not only ungentlemanly but also unnecessary' ' 
■ — and another that "the Gymnasium is a nuisance and a 
menace to the general peace which we can best extirpate 
by putting rollers under Macdonough Hall and pushing 
it over the seawall." Yet in the evening when Bill 
observes his increasing girth and doubling chin, he admits 
the necessity of the rowing machines at least. 



William Robert Shaw 
toronto, ohio 

"Wild Bill" 



Class Football (2); 
Gymkhana (2). 



4x0 




OUR fondest hope is that Alabama will someday be 
as proud of Willie as Willie has always been of Ala- 
bama. Willie comes from the South, and proudly admits 
it on all occasions. 

More or less true to the girls back home for two years, 
he finally decided that long distance love by mail lacked 
many desired qualities, and began to hunt in nearer 
pastures. After then it became a not infrequent sight to 
see him delighting the heart of some girl with the aris- 
tocratic bearing of his company, but still he can hardly 
be called a snake. 

The Ac Departments worried him a little from time to 
time. He rather enjoyed going unsat for the first three 
months of a term and then, just as they were beginning to 
lick their chops in anticipation, pulling sat with a bang 
in the last month. But he always outwitted them and the 
burial of Math meant the end of most of his troubles. 

With his avowed intention of going into the Air 
Service, Sol's chances for a long life look rather slim, 
but of his life being a happy one there isn't the slightest 
doubt. 

"Say, you know, there goes the bell and I ain't got no 
collar on." 

Black N * * ■ 
Musical Clubs (2); 
Sub-Squad (5, 2). 




Solomon David Willingham 
pell city, alabama 

"Sol" "Willie" "Sol lie" 




Walter Carl Stahl 
boise, idaho 

"Walt" "Staivl" 



V 




IRST impressions of this young prodigy from the 
great open spaces of the West are a beaming counte- 
nance ever ready to smile, a wicked twinkle of the eye, 
a veritable ball of good humor and wit. For, indeed, 
Walt is witty as well as savvy and proudly admits both. 
He is possessed of an oily line which always kept him 
in the good graces of the English department as well as 
inducing copious undulations in the hearts of his feminine 
victims. However, he has been on the retired list of 
snakes since Youngster year when he became a victim 
himself by indiscretion in the use of said line. Never- 
theless rumor has it that his Septembers spent in his 
beloved Idaho were well devoted to the interests of Cupid. 
Any young ladies interested? Use your wares! He is 
extremely vulnerable. 

Walter always was savvy. He used to read the Post 
and Cosmo nights and study periods, and satiate a keen 
passion for cross-word puzzles at odd moments; then 
he would go to class and fool the best of them. He might 
not have starred but he eclipsed annually. What the Ac 
Department couldn't do the Gym did with a vengeance 
for he was regularly delegated to the Weak and Sub 
squads for spring drills. 

"Ou est ma mail? Oh damn these jemmes that won't 
write; but I guess I'll marry that girl anyway!" 



42.1 




George Henry Weis 
baltimore, maryland 




BELIEVE me, I've got to do some real boning to- 
night. No more caulking during study hours for 
me!" About ten minutes later the Dago book would 
strike the deck with a speed of g feet per second per 
second, and we would know that the sea-going sandman 
who roams through Bancroft Hall, had scored another 
one over our big blond Baltimorean. Anyone dropping 
in the room about nine o'clock would be sure of being 
treated to the most perfect demonstration of the hori- 
zontal exercise possible (excepting cases of sleeping 
sickness). 

Why did the movies pass him by? We wonder. Honest, 
it's best to think twice before introducing him to your 
drag; that wavy hair, that forceful personality, and 
especially that fluent Navy line are three factors which 
may cause your miniature to seek its home port again. 
Perhaps his experience on the rifle squad enables him to 
shoot better than the rest of us, with Springfields and 
otherwise. 

Don't attempt to win an argument with him as it 
only shows lack of experience on your part; he argued 
his way through Dago for three years, and we predict 
that his problems in the future will meet the same fate 
as the Department of Modern Languages. 

Rifle Squad (j, 3, ij, Manager (j\* 
Class Soccer (4, 3, 2), Numerals (j)y 
Soccer Squad (/). 



UP from the Sunny South came he who was destined 
to be just our own little Rosy. And, girls, allow me 
to state that Rosy is just the name for him. There are 
lots of you who would like to acquire the nature's-own 
complexion that he was blessed with. In the early days 
of Plebe year he soon became attached to the Upper 
Classmen, or vice versa, as he says. His size, together 
with his affinity for blushing soon earned him the names 
of Rosy and Snooky. 

He was a Red Mike around the Academy, but when 
one heard him recite the romantic escapades he had 
while on leave, one couldn't help but believe he was 
hiding something from his classmates. A letter — a smile 
comes over his countenance as he reads it. Then — "This 
girl certainly has a wicked line and I wonder if she means 
it all. I can't study this darn Math now. How many 
more days till leave? Boy, when I go home — what I 
won't do!" 

You know we are all lovers of the great outdoor man, 
and Snooky is one of them. Ask him anything about 
farming, fishing, hunting, and what not. You are sure 
to get lots of instructive inside dope. We'll all remember 
him, and when the question is asked, "Do you remember 
Snooky?" "Who, Snooky Whitson?" "Well, I'll say I 
do." 

Plebe Crew; 

Class Wrestling (j). 

4x2. 




George Martin Whitson, Jr. 
asheville, north carolina 

"Snooky" "Rosy" 




SAY, Bill, how's to drag for me this week end?" 
"Sure, put her name on the waiting action list over 
there." 

It is easy to see why such conversations took place. 
Just look at that physiognomy. Very few hops passed 
without Bill's attendance. Perhaps it is his good nature 
and easy-going way that gets 'em. But you should see 
what used to happen to his easy-going way when forma- 
tion busted. With thirty seconds to go, he would tear 
down ladders, tucking in shirt, tying tie, buttoning coat, 
and making ranks completely ensembled as late blast 
went. "Yes, sir, I gain Z376 minutes a year. Just figure 
it up for yourself." 

Bill came to us from Trinity College. He spent every 
other week Plebe year in the Hospital. He then forsook 
the Radiator Club for something more athletic and by 
persistent hard work at wrestling earned his toast and 

He is never rhino and would give you his last collar 
button. Quiet by nature, except when caulking, he pur- 
sues the even tenor of his ways. 

Bill, emerging from shower, "Was that formation?" 

Class Wrestling (2); 
Class Football (2, ij; 
Class Lacrosse (2); 
Lacrosse Squad (j); 
Wrestling Squad (2, ij. 




Wallace Watt Fuller 
washington, district of columbia 

"Bill" 




Earl John Ashton 
rochester, new york 

"Earl" "Jack" 




ROCHESTER has contributed many a seafaring man 
to our nation's defense, but none to compare with 
this tarry-haired web-footed inhabitant of the deep. 
He started his training as one of the U.S.S. Nevada's 
own, and it was on this ship, on a cruise to Peru, that 
he was received into alliance with Neptunus Rex and 
the raging sea. 

While he was with us, however, he settled down to 
a quiet life, entertaining now and then with his fiddle, 
and even showing us that he might have been a "sachant" 
had he not left home for adventure. 

Earl took up soccer as an avocation Youngster year 
and demonstrated his athletic abilities. This was not 
his only sport, though, for no account of Jack is complete 
without mention of the mit he packs. Ask the man 
that's down, he knows. 

"Gr-r-r-r— No mail." 

Naval Academy Orchestra (4, 2); 

Class Soccer (j); 

Navy Soccer Squad (2), Navy Numerals (2). 



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SAY, you know I was talking to the canteen yeoman 
and he said London was a pretty good place. 
They're still making it over there, too." 

Thus Jerry spoke one bright morning of Second Class 
cruise. There were quite a few who weren't cognizant 
of the fact that Jerry was aboard but he showed up 
promptly when the ship touched port. 

A taste for the sea once developed is hard to get rid 
of and Jerry, having made a couple of voyages on our 
palatial tramp steamers, found salt -water such a good 
lubricant for the system that he decided to stick to it via 
the quarter deck. After this, Winston-Salem, where you 
don't have to walk a mile for a Camel, knew him no 
more. A few battles with books up at Severn ensued and 
then our smiling lad hit the metropolis of Maryland 
feet first. Since then he has been among us; oh yes, broth- 
er, quite a few. Between cruises the struggle with the 
Academics goes on sans cesser, but Jerry says some of these 
foreign ports are quite a help. 

"Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! What's my laundry number? 
Why fifteen for collars, I guess." 

"We're going ashore tomorrow." 



Israel David Shapiro 
winston-salem, north carolina 

"Jerry" 




MY God! I'm out 'o this place — have to make a 
3.4. Betcha five dollars I bilge." But Tammany 
always pulls sat and loses his money. We thought he 
would be safe when we buried Math but we didn't know 
about Nav and some of the rest then. He used to be a 
school teacher, too. 

Where this stocky little Irishman got his wander — or 
water — lust we never could figure out, as he is from 
Corning — you know — biggest glass factory in the world, 
etc., etc., ad infinitum; and is situated far from old 
King Neptune's domain. We have suspicions that the 
breezes wafted salt air out that way, so Tammany decided 
to throw down the hoe and find out for himself just who 
Davy Jones really was. At any rate we're mighty glad 
he chose the Navy for a career. 

Has a bad habit and an affliction. The habit being to 
use forced draft on that foul pipe of his. The affliction 
to be at all times a Red Mike of the first water. Write to 
them? Sure, that only costs two cents, but drag them, 
"My God, wat you tink?" Tammany has a faultlessly 
fine disposition and for that reason has held the sack 
on many an occasion, always bearing up under it nobly. 
We know that his good nature will make as many friends 
out of the service as it has here. 



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George Leonard Shane 
corning, new york 

"Tammany" 






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TRIPOLI PHILADELPHIA 

1775-18x0 

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WHO'S the lad with the Prussian head, the English 
air, the rolling gait of the deep sea sailorman, the 
ready wit and repartee of the cosmopolitan, and the 
varied past of a gentleman of many parts? Our own little 
Bobby, none other. His must have been a lucky star for 
he's been victim of enough accidents to be theoretically 
dead. Yet he's very much alive and gets more fun out of 
life than the average. 

"Off with the old and on with the new" is his slogan. 
'Tis always springtime in his life and his fancy does not 
turn to thoughts of love — nay, it needs not to, because, 
like a compass needle, it remains ever pointed along the 
meridian toward that greatest of necessary evils — 
woman. Many and varied have been his affaires-de-coeur, 
all bespeaking his good taste, and some proving his well 
grounded knowledge of the politics in Cupid's realm. 

Bob's struggle with the Academics would make a 
splendid epic in which the hero is beset with great 
obstacles, but triumphs over all in the end. For a' that 
he's no dumbbell; his is the practical mind. And his 
sense of fair play, his energy, his ability to make friends 
will, in later years, see him safely anchored in the port of 
success. 

Crew Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), A.N. A. (4, $), ' 26 Cross Oar {4); 
Poughkeepsie (4); 
Olympic Tryouts (j); 
Football B-Squad (4, f); 
Keeper of the Goat (z). 




Robert Rathbun De Wolfe 
dayton, ohio 

"Salty" "Bob" "Sock" 




Richard McFall Boaz 
fulton, kentucky 

"Boz" "Mac" "Axbo" 




STRAIGHT from the pays des chevaux vites and senoritas 
bonitas, this boy left his millions behind at the bank 
to join the ranks of the nautique. It didn't take us long 
to realize that after several bad attempts, Kentucky had 
sent us one of the best all-around chaps possible. His 
one fault being an asset, namely: being too big-hearted. 

During four years, Boz has had many trials and tribu- 
lations — though not all of them wearing skirts. There 
are a hundred or so tales that might be told about Mac 
— a certain picture, an afternoon in Cadiz, a certain Balti- 
more affinity, caulking through eight or ten reveilles, 
perhaps figure most brilliantly, but space will not allow 
too much detail — fortunately. 

June will see a mighty good man going out into the 
Fleet. He is always ready to lend a hand at any job, 
be it taking a blind drag in tow, working probs, or 
some other nuisance. A straight, easy-going fellow of the 
type that in later years will be toting around the most 
gold lace. 



Sub- Squad Q4, 3, 2, 
Class Crew (2, i); 
Class Football (j). 



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Harry William Greene 
new york city 

"Willie" "P" 



DIAMONDS are small in bulk but great in worth. 
That's Willie. He's not so large, but he's right 
there with the goods. Everyone knows he's a real man 
and has a mind and convictions of his own. If in doubt 
try to make him do something which he has determined 
not to do. However, Greenie is not a fellow to put a 
damper on good times, but just the opposite. He's a leader 
in this, too. If there's the least ray of sunshine to be 
spread, he surely does it; and if we're feeling blue, we 
have only to meet Willie and all our sadness will be 
turned to gladness. 

Our Willie has his likes and dislikes just like the 
rest of us. He is averse to dragging blind, and is a firm 
believer in keeping a strong hold on the milk pitcher at 
the dinner table. And lastly he knows how to celebrate 
Army-Navy games, and for that matter can celebrate 
any victory or drown any loss to perfection. 

Ambition shows itself in Willie in several forms. The 
paramount one is to break altitude records in Uncle Sam's 
air service. A few lesser, but important ones, are to get 
back a full bag from the laundry, just once; and to be on 
leave when Irish Stew is on the menu. 

To know Willie is a great fortune, and to have him as 
a friend is to succeed in hitching our wagon to a star. 

Black N *. 




YOU most likely have heard of men who are Red 
Mikes, or who exult in eating, or excel in sleeping. 
But have you ever heard of one whose complex is com- 
posed of all three of these types? If not, permit me to 
introduce Harp Newman, the nonpareil. The ancients 
have nothing on Harp when it comes to eating and sleep- 
ing. It is rumored that the Cardinal has standing accounts 
at all the leading chow emporiums on Main Street. At 
the last meeting of the Associated Chow Hound's Union 
he was unanimously elected Chief Pretzel Bender of the 
pretzel team. Just ask him the bending moment of any 
pretzel and he'll give you the answer correct to five 
decimal places. This disciple of Epicurus and Morpheus 
would rather duck under the lily whites after a hearty 
repast than see a boxing match between Ireland and 
England. When it comes to the third type, that is the 
female of the species, this knight of the fifty-seven 
varieties assumes a very nonchalant attitude. 

Although he has a peculiar aversion to work of all 
sorts, he keeps the demon Academics well under control. 
The fact that he is a true son of Erin can readily be seen 
in his willingness to help others, and in his broad, good- 
natured grin. A friend in need is a friend indeed — that's 
the Cardinal. 

Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); 
Log Staff (4). 



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John Francis Newman, Jr. 
washington, district of columbia 

Harp " " Cardinal 




WHENEVER the harmonious chords of syncopation 
strike the sensitive tympanums of our little dark- 
haired Sheik, his feet yearn to glide over the waxen 
floor. The satisfying of this craving is the reason why we 
always find him in Dahlgren Hall on hop nights, sway- 
ing to the pleasant, but sometimes monotonous, rhythm 
of the Ail-Americans. 'Nough said of his favorite 
diversion. 

Although he does not wear stars, he is always success- 
ful in overcoming the dangerous currents of the rivers 
over which all must cross in striving for the much 
coveted half-inch stripe. "Now when I'm a Prof, I'll 
make the star men fight for 3.0 dailies, and make the 
Navy Juniors think they are living in the days of the 
tree-dwellers." He no doubt will be called Santa Claus 
by the wooden men, as there is where his sympathies 
lie, inasmuch as he can lay claim to a few splinters of 
the fibrous material himself. 

Not being of Herculean build, but having the aforesaid 
deftness of foot coupled with bull-dog tenacity, he has 
succeeded in attaining a permanent berth on the soccer 
squad. If you do not believe that his feet can serve a 
purpose other than dancing, just step between them and 
the ball. 

Versatility may sum up Monty's achievement. 

Class Soccer (4, _j), Numerals (4, 5); 
Soccer Squad (2, i); 
Class Baseball (2). 







Bertram Peter Montagriff 
yonkers, new york 

"Monty" "Bertie" 




Herman Olliff Parish 

savannah, georgia 

"Hop" 




HERE we present the one and only Herman; the boy 
who was born with a basketball in one hand, a 
fountain pen in the other, and a "Come on, girls" look 
in those baby-blue eyes. We've been afraid that things 
come Hop's way all too easily. The Acs have never been 
known to get more than one strike on him, and a good 
thing it is for the home team, for the poor boy has a 
terrible time answering all those letters. Thank goodness 
the girl with the screaming orange stationery got married! 

Don't think for a moment though that our boy does 
his stuff over in the Armory every Saturday and Wednes- 
day afternoon just because he looks so snappy in that 
blue and gold uniform — he doesn't. Ever since Plebe 
year Herman has been right there with the goods and 
never fails to do his full share toward bringing Navy 
out on top. At sea or ashore he has never failed to prove 
himself a gentleman and a friend. May these four years 
be far from the last that we spend together. 

"Boy, ain't she sweet, huh?" 

Class Crest Committee; 
Basketball Squad (4, 5, 2, 1), N (4, 2); 
N * (j), Captain (/). 



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Neill Kramer Banks 
savannah, georgia 

"Neill" 



GEORGIA'S own, and woe unto him who cracks wise 
about said state. Since his entrance into the folds of 
Uncle Sam's School for the Seagoing, Neill has won a 
place among his fellow sufferers to be envied by all. 

An optimist in everything except batting exams, Dago, 
and Love. A heart-breaker? Well, can Nurmi run? Alas, 
girls, 'tis true; you may look and sigh but that alone 
because he is "reserved." And say, fellows, she writes a 
wonderful hand. 

Football and Banks do not rhyme in verse, but in 
actuality who can forget Number 14 at Princeton? And 
when Gus and Neill get together with those barber shop 
chords and Ukes, the Radio Franks have to run for 
cover. 

To be his enemy hope is hopeless, but to be his friend 
— no one could ask for more. If you want to fight, never 
mind the Marines, just start singing "Marching Through 
Georgia," and may heaven have mercy on your poor 
soul. 

"How's for a skag? This one is going to be the last 
until football season is over. What! No mail? Aw, come 
on, isn't it out yet? How's to translate the Dago?" 

"Dammit — I'm getting out!" 

Football, B-Squad Q4, jj), Navy Numerals (4, 5); 
Football Squad (j, 2, j), Navy Numerals (2); 
Class Lacrosse (4, f), Numerals (4, j); 
Class Basketball (4), Numerals Q4); 
Choir Q, }, 2, i). 




WHAT! No mail!— Hey, M.C., is the mail all out? 
Oh, well, guess I'll have to bone. What's the 
lesson?" And thus begins each day for Coop, our lovable 
son of the Old South. But don't get the wrong impression, 
folks. Not always is Bill disappointed in the matter of 
mail; far from it. In fact, his blue eyes, curly blond hair, 
and childishly innocent smile have been the causes of 
many a heart-throb on the part of the "fair but not 
square" sex. And one of his greatest problems is that of 
overcoming that ingrown habit of laziness — so common 
in those who hail from that sunny land of peaches and 
watermelons — long enough to answer the numerous 
missives he receives from all parts and ports of this fair 
land of ours. 

A natural aptitude for learning difficult subjects, with 
the minimum amount of application, has enabled Coop 
to take things easy and yet get excellent results. In spite 
of his easy-going disposition, however, no one has ever 
been able to put anything over on him and get away with 
it. Coop has his ideas of right and wrong and he sticks 
by his guns. His faults, if there are any, are completely 
obscured by his many excellent qualities. For genuine 
sportsmanship and fair play give us old Bill every time, 
and we had rather be called his friend than have five 



William Goodwin Cooper 
atlanta, georgia 

"Bill" "Coop" 



stripes. 



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Class Basketball Q4); 
Hop Committee Qi). 




WATERTIGHT isn't small by a long shot. He stands 
over six feet in his socks, with or without holes. 
The day he stepped over the threshold of 102.9 and said, 
"How about joining the harem?" we figured he'd be an 
asset in case of a rough-house. 

He has a great love for sleep, music, and mechanical 
things. Sleep used to keep his spare moments occupied 
until one day Youngster year when he joined Dick Glen- 
don's boys on the river. From then on his interest in 
crew has been keen, and caulking was doomed. And 
he is always happy when he is fixing something. He can 
fix anything from a bent hairpin to the family clock. 

Watertight 's cruises were sensible in that he took in 
everything that there was to see, but not all there was to 
drink. The pictures he took form the bulk of many of 
his friends' memory books. Although he did little drag- 
ging during his Academic career, don't think that he is 
immune to feminine charms. The beginning of every 
leave saw him in a mad rush to get away. When he 
returned he was invariably walking on air. For the next 
month study hours would consist of, ' 'Now last Christ- 
mas leave in Philadelphia . . . etc., etc." 

Class Crew (2); 
Crew Squad (2, 1); 
Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Black N *. 




William Thomas Jones 
san francisco, california 

"Watertight" 




Tracy Bruton Sands 
mesa, arizona 

' 'Arenas " " Sandy 




SANDS — yes, that's it, folks, and he has a lot of it 
when it comes to sticking things out, including the 
assaults of the Skinny Department. Sands could never 
quite agree with Sir Isaac Newton on a number of things, 
among others the reasons why the world goes round. 
"Why the only thing that makes the world go round is 
love." Honestly he is so big-hearted he doesn't stop 
with one girl but he loves them all and the funny part 
of it is that they all love him (?). His big-heartedness 
nearly got him into difficulties though, when he got his 
dates mixed and invited two girls to the same June Ball. 
Worry him! Not a bit, "Life's too short for worry." 
However he does not use all his time that way. Every 
night after supper a few of the boys gather around and 
then, "Gee, now when I was home in Arizona last Sep 
leave "He can outdo any Native Son in a hun- 
dred words and two breaths flat. In the spring when 
young men's fancies turn to love Sand's fancy turns two 
ways to include class lacrosse. He shows the boys he can 
twirl a mean stick. 

Thus his world goes round, carefree and happy. Cer- 
tainly he has his faults, but who ever saw a rose without 
thorns? 

Class Lacrosse (4, 5, 2, 1); 
Class Soccer (1); 
Black N * * * *. 



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Leonard Branneman 
cloverdale, indiana 

"Lincoln" 



WELL known as an established but good humored 
rhinoist, we take great pleasure in introducing to 
you "Abe Lincoln," a true Hoosier adherent. 

"Well, Lincoln, how's our big handsome crew man 
coming along?" Besides being on Daddy Greeman's 
crew squad he has had the good luck to be chosen for 
most of the squads which are ruled over by the Exec 
Department. Whenever a man is needed to try out some- 
thing new on, our friend is seldom overlooked. 

Second Class cruise a striking resemblance to Abe 
Lincoln was noted about this youth. Perhaps this is 
whence comes the fighting spirit. He has been a leaf on 
many a tree but always comes out on top, which is why 
we still know him so well. When to this is added the 
fact that the Radiator Club has long claimed him as a 
tepid admirer it is plain to be seen that fight has put 
him at the top. 

Seriously, the boy has all the qualities that will and 
do keep him surrounded by friends. Until recently, these 
have been the well-known midshipman type, but since 
Easter leave 192.5, we find feminine cohorts creeping in. 
In fact, his presence is being noted at the hops, after 
many a side-step. But when she really does come it 
will be sudden and it is sincerely hoped it will not mean 
his loss to the Service. 

Class Track (/); 
Class Soccer (z). 




GAZE upon this, girls, the boy with the patent leather 
hair as it were. Mac came to us from the farthest 
of the Far West, and his qualities are equally as outstand- 
ing as those of the great region from which he hails. 

Despite the hard usage he received during his period of 
incubation he has not seemed to suffer very materially 
and, as the years have gone by, he has taken much joy 
in educating those who have not yet won their first 
diag. "Did you ever see such a dumb Plebe in your life?" 

Although he isn't a star man he never misses it far; 
and if it weren't for Lady Cosmo and a few of her con- 
temporaries he might wear a couple of those coveted 
planets on his collar. As an athlete he has generally been 
classed as one of the "workout hounds" but during the 
past winter we found him a member of the "Big Blue" 
bowling team. 

His main weakness is women and playing cards — yes 
and bridge, too. Incidentally, he is never on time, and 
during his career here has developed into the most skill- 
ful late blast dodger in the Third Battalion. He believes 
in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and conse- 
quently many of the Exec Departments ideas have not 
met with his approval. 

"Why can't we be free?" 

Company Representative Qi); 
Bowling Squad (2, 1); 
Boxing, B-Sqiiad (j). 
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John Boyd McLean 
seattle, washington 

"Mac" 




THE Hercules of the far-off Idaho. From the land of the 
great open spaces where men are men and there are 
no women. He learned very rapidly, was a very apt 
pupil, and early in his Second Class year he betrayed the 
colors of the Red Mikes and dragged for the first time. 
But after all he is far from being a consistent performer 
in the great Terpsichorean art. 

When he elected to become one of the pampered pets 
he came East and was soon indoctrinated in the ways of 
the Navy. After Youngster cruise he was a full-fledged 
sailor of the briny deep. Is he going to stay in the Navy? 
Say, you couldn't get him out with all the king's horses 
and all the king's men. 

To gi\e an insight into his character we might mention 
several things. His dogged determination and will to 
win have tided him over the many pitfalls of the Aca- 
demics. These are brought out in his class standing. 
Another thing is his dependability. When he does a 
thing he does it right. For further information see 
Who's Who of some latter date. 

Manager Baseball (j)y 
Star (4, 2). 




Charles Broderick Hart 
twin falls, idaho 

"Charlie" "Bill" 




Charles Edward Signer 
tonica, illinois 



Chuck" "Sig 




SIG should never play poker — for there's a characteris- 
tic mannerism manifest in his facial expression that 
instantly betrays amazement, registers excitement, and 
serves to punctuate animated conversation. 

An individual of persistent effort, quiet, and unassum- 
ing — but slightly susceptible to the comfort and pleasure 
afforded by a good book and easy chair with the result 
of assuming an attitude of, never do today what can be 
done tomorrow, when academic annoyances present 
themselves. But, in this matter, his keen judgment and 
favorable fortune have seldom failed him. There's a con- 
scientious push behind all of his endeavors, due to which 
he usually gets whatever he starts after and succeeds in 
coming out on top. 

Sig's a basketball player of no mean ability, as is 
evidenced by the way he is accustomed to "pop 'em" 
in. Consistent hard work has won for him no little honor 
in this field of aerial activity. 

At one time, he was a true champion of the cause of 
Red Mikes. But, after all, he's only human and is not 
immune to all the weaknesses that flesh is heir to. 
Hence, time saw a decline and fall, just as definite as 
that of Rome — that of Sig from the free and easy heights 
of Red Mikedom to the same level as the rest of us. 



Basketball Squad (4, 3, 

NO,/); 

Numerals (2). 



2, 1. 



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Jacob Elliott Cooper 
columbia, georgia 

"Jock" 



AFTER a pleasant sojourn down among the G'o'gia 
■L*- peaches, Jock joined us at the beginning of Young- 
ster year. Sick leave was the cause of this, but he must 
have accomplished something that summer for few have 
been the days since when a letter from a certain "peach" 
has not reached him. Next to answering these letters 
there is nothing that Jock would rather do than "co'k," 
but after plenty of that he manages to find time to do the 
necessary boning at opportune moments. 

Strange to say, when Spring comes 'round and most of 
us begin to feel the fever, Jock throws off his blankets and 
begins to shine. The winter winds from off the Severn 
have no appeal to him but Southern breezes have: then 
baseball season begins and on the diamond Jock stars. 
It is a delight to any Navy man to see the fielders back 
off when Jock goes up to bat. As in everything he can 
be counted on to come through when needed most. 

The only hope that the Navy has of keeping Jock for 
future use as an admiral seems to be to keep the big 
leagues from seeing him play baseball and to stop run- 
ning trains to the South. 

Baseball Squad (4, j, 2, i),N. A. (J), 
Captain (j), N * (j, 2, 1); 




IN this hurrying world on which we live lam proud 
to be intimately associated with one man who has 
not as yet changed his stride to race through life with 
the anxious throng. As you will notice, Benny is a quiet 
fellow, with few words; but those few are worth listen- 
ing to. Just how much he talks to a D.C. debutante is 
not known. The word has come from the front, however, 
that great advances have been made on all lines, but 
his. account at Bailey Banks shows no sign of weakness 
on his part. More power to him. 

Water sports are his favorites. Every spring he can 
be found in the ten foot pool imitating the fish of the sea, 
or testing his lungs for deep sea diving. His next pref- 
erence in the form of diversion is his hobby, "coking." 
Every one in the Navy has a hobby, but this one comes 
to him more or less naturally as he lived in Georgia 
when he was very young and perhaps the first impressions 
have been the deepest. All he needs is a Maxim Silencer, 
when he gets going. Among his other desirable qualities, 
he is very careful with his locker and always keeps a 
bounteous supply of handkerchiefs and socks just my 
size. 

It is now up to Benny to carry the family name on in 
the Service. He has a star to shoot at with Uncle Bob 
at the top and we hope that he will, in due time, attain 
the same naval success as his eminent Uncle. 



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Guy Benton Helmick 
st. louis, missouri 

"Goober" "Benny" "Baron 




til 



OH, but SIR, bath sandals are not required to be 
regulation." So spake the tall dreamy-eyed youth 
pictured here when a W.O. caught him with a pair of 
those wild yellow Morrocan slippers. And the funniest 
part of it was that he got away with it. Plebe year he got 
into the habit and he's been getting away with things 
ever since. 

From the size of his feet (not shown here) you can 
tell he hails from Michigan, the land of celery and paper 
mills, out where the West begins. If you don't believe 
that the home podunk raises more celery and manu- 
factures more paper than any other city in the world, 
don't mention it when he's around. Nobody had ever 
heard of Kalamazoo or the "Kalamazoo Gazette" before 
Slim came East, but now nobody has a chance to forget 
them. 

Being built on racing lines, Don soon discovered an 
affinity for crew, and has spent much of his time during 
crew season in a shell. But his really great moments 
come when he is absorbing nourishment. In that particu- 
lar line of action he is unchallenged champion. 

Brilliant, lazy, and carefree, Don will go a long way 
in this world of ours before he lacks friends. 

Glass Crew (2); 

Crew Squad (2, i)j 

Class Fencing (4, -j), Numerals (j); 

Musical Clubs Q4, 5, 2, 1). 







Donald Gillette Campbell 
kalamazoo, michigan 

Slim " " Don 




Thomas Francis Halloran 
providence, rhode island 

"Mike" "Red" 




THIS genial chow-hound comes from the smallest 
state in the Union, but one would never know it to 
hear him talk. He is a Downeaster and proud of it. He 
seems to have been destined for the sea, for before enter- 
ing these gates he was salted down in a bateau making 
Providence, New York, and points east. Now, one could 
never convince him that there could ever be a better life 
— mid-watches and all — but a word to the wise — it's 
the coffee and toast that appeals to him. 

He falls in love regularly every leave. How many 
hearts he has broken with that winning Irish smile only 
Mike himself knows. A regular habitue of the Armory, 
he has dragged but once. A very thick curtain might be 
appropriate here. Suffice to say, it was a blind drag. 

Second Class year he decided to become a soccer player. 
The gentle art seemed to suit him for he gathered in class 
numerals and the varsity squad. His musical ability is 
unquestioned. He plays the trombone and thinks he can 
sing. Some say he sings and thinks he can play the trom- 
bone. It's all the same in the end. 

Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Glee Club (2, 1); 
Soccer Squad (2, 1); 
Class Soccer (2); 
Class Rifle (j); 
Rifle Squad (4, j, 2, 1). 



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Francis Lee Busey 
riverside, california 

"Boozey" 



LS BELLS, what a night!" This is not a line from 
Shakespeare but just one of Busey's famous naval 
sayings. If one short sentence might characterize a man 
the above would serve as such for Francis. Whatever 
the occasion, wherever the scene, this adopted son of the 
land of orange ranches can be depended upon to come 
down with some phrase which never fails to bring down 
the house — upon himself. 

Loudly and longly can this young scion expound upon 
the superiority of California's naval oranges as compared 
with Florida's best; and as we select the largest one out 
of his newly arrived crate, sunkist and raised in his own 
back yard, he even ventures to name the very tree off 
which it came. 

Busey seems to like that old axiom, "Variety is the 
spice of life." Photos of fair femmes from Paris and all 
points west adorn the port side of his locker door. Per- 
fumed special deliveries and three layer chocolate cakes 
are his main weaknesses, all of which he receives in 
quality and quantity. There are only two ways to ag- 
gravate our hero. One is to sing the first verse of California 
Here I Come and the other is to sing the second verse. 
No one knows why but so it is. 

"Call me anything you want to, but don t call me late 
for dinner." 

Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1); 







STRAIGHT from the heart of Oklahoma came the 
pride of the Fighting Fifth. Dud could never hit the 
Acs as hard as he could the line, but with all the efforts 
of the Juice Department they never could down him. 
Once we caught him boning but when we looked into 
the matter we found that he had miscalculated on what 
he had to make and was studying by mistake. 

During his spare time he promotes dances. On account 
of his numerous successes in this field he now owns part 
of a fashionable Washington hotel. During the rest of 
his spare time he writes letters. Said letters do not require 
stamps. All they need is to be held near an open window 
and they would float to their destination. Snake? Yes, 
he may not star during the week, but on Saturday night 
he stands One — with the tendency towards the Army. 

What more could be said of him than that he sees the 
sunny side of life and takes it all with a smile? Here's 
luck, Dud, old sock, and the top of the world to you. 

Football, B-Squad Q4); 

Wrestling Squad (4, 2, 1); 

Boxing Squad (j), Varsity Numerals; 

Class Track (j, 2, ij, Class Numerals (j, 2, j); 

Expert Rifleman. 



434 



Paul Lee Dudley 
hugo, oklahoma 

"Dud" "Pablo" 




ESKIMO breezed in on us early Plebe summer and we 
heard of a new one, "Beecher, sir, forty miles south 
of Chicago, sir." He is very singular in his actions, such 
as being the only one wearing a reefer or making fires in 
chandeliers. As a disciple of our friend, Generoso Pavese, 
he soon sabered his way to fame with the Pinpushers. 
Eskimo is rather mean to the ladies. With one exception 
he is the reddest of Red Mikes. But for this, though, few 
of his platoon could have dragged, for as a banker he 
was always on the job. 

He lacked proper environment or he should have 
starred for the boys. He's a martyr to the cause of the 
dumb-bells he had for roommates. We must not forget 
the hometown bumwad that he gets, for it helps a lot 
toward keeping the boys posted on Beecher. His wit is 
exceeded only by his good looks, and his powers of argu- 
ment are wonderful. According to himself, he never 
passes an exam, but figures tell great stories. The little 
colored book at Sick Bay has always been the bane of his 
existence; hence the Supply Corps. It's up to you Eskimo, 
to feed us well ! 

Class Fencing (4); 

Fencing Squad (j, 2, 1), Varsity Numerals (j), N * (2); 

Naval Academy Sabre Champion (2); 

Class Baseball (j); 



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Eskil Theodore Eskilson 
beecher, illinois 

"Eskimo" 




Thomas Clifford Corbin 
valdosta, georgia 

"Tiby" 




SAY, Bonny, aren't you from Georgia? Well, this 
Plebe is from there, but he hasn't learned to speak 
the English language yet." This young heathen was 
none other than our illustrious Tiby, who has finally 
taken on some of the Eastern Lingoism after having 
lived, or existed, as he says, for three years here and 
it is possible to understand nearly everything he says. 

"Hey, Tiby, has the mail from 'Gawgia' been deliv- 
ered yet?" He always knows and for a good reason — 
whether you count time by G.M.T., L.S.T., or any other 
T., that daily letter always arrives and is answered 
regardless of W.O.'s, P-works or exams. Yet, unlike 
most middie boys, he has ambitions. He has considered 
everything from accepting the presidency of some large 
oil company to staying in the Navy, which, anyone will 
admit, covers a wide range of territory. 

He is a member of the Radiator Club until spring 
when he dons the baseball uniform of the Fighting Fifth. 
He sees very few week-ends go by without a fair demoiselle 
clinging tenaciously to him at the hop and he -whirls 
a wicked hoof. One who does not make friends until he 
is well acquainted; but a friend once made always won- 
ders why he had not met Tiby before. His friends are 
many, and they will never forget Tiby's whims and 
friendship. 



435 




Herman Reich 
san bernardino, california 

"Hector" "Rico" 



THIS young man's ship of fate was first launched in 
the sunny clime of the orange grove and the movie 
actress. We have been told that his first words were, 
"We're gonna have weather." Since then no one has 
been able to prove, at least to his satisfaction, that any 
other place has better climate and all the desirable 
accessories. After a brief sojourn on the shores of the 
Pacific, he became curious to see what was on the other 
side so started his wanderings by becoming a Plebe. 

In spite of appearances, he knows more than his 
prayers and has been able to keep more non-reg clothes 
than any one else on the deck. Youngster year he broke 
out a bathrobe that would stop a clock, and what is 
more, he was able to wear it in spite of existing dangers. 

"I'm not interested in that stuff; just give me a general 
idea of what it's all about." With these "general ideas" 
and his luck in drawing slips he has been able to fool 
the Steam Department for four years. 

We hope that the Gods of Fate will be as kind to him 
in the future as they have been in the past, and that we 
may be shipmates with him whenever possible. 

Class Boxing (2, 1); 
Class Track (4, 3, 2); 
Track Squad (£); 
Trident Society (j). 




AS you gaze at the hungry look pictured alongside, re- 
- member that Mark Twain said, ' 'Hunger is the hand- 
maid of genius." Indeed, Brownie's appetite is matched 
only by his genius — when the latter slumps, the former 
rises, and vice versa — thus a state of equilibrium is con- 
stantly maintained by virtue of which he has overcome all 
obstacles including one famous lonely tree in Ordnance. 

Immediately following a hectic Plebe year he cast off 
the title, "Mr. Green," assumed the name of Brown, 
asserted himself as a true son of Utah, and started in 
explaining to his two California roommates just why 
Salt Lake City is the "Center of Scenic America." 

"Versatile," you ask? That's putting it mildly. He can 
quit any one of his nineteen injurious habits at any time 
without discomfort or inconvenience. He can make a 
liberty in Paris and come out money ahead. He can hold 
more in his head than a Skinny Prof can on his gouge. 
He can run a mean two miles, and he's strong for the 
Navy. On top of all this he's in love. 

"Really, I can't see much to this idea of loving 
more than one girl." 

Class Track (4); 

Track Squad ,(j, 2, j), Navy Numerals 0, 2); 

Lucky Bag Staff; 

Star (4, 3, 2, 1). 



436 



Bert Franklin Brown 
salt lake city, utah 

"B. F." "Brownie" "Biff" 




HERE you have the real example of the sunkist 
California "cheild," folks. He says he is a Red 
Mike. He's red enough, externally, his hair and freckles 
prove that; but we have our doubts as to his true creed 
on the subject. 

In common with the rest of us, he has been educated 
up to the Cosmo and Red Book by the English Department 
and now whiles away many an idle hour boning human 
nature in aforesaid texts. He's savvy enough to get away 
with it, that is most of the time. We have indeed seen 
him on the English bush. But then we all have our little 
weaknesses. 

His other besetting sin is an ungodly lust for chow. 
Of course he is thin but mere chow doesn't seem to help 
him much. That, however, doesn't dishearten him in 
the least. He's always ready for more. 

He can gripe like a true son of Neptune if the occasion 
arises, but it is seldom that he fails to see the sunny side. 
His ready grin is as much a part of him as his ruddy hair 
and the twinkle in his eyes. 

"How's to get some chow." 






Class Crew (2, 1); 
Class Wrestling (j); 
Class S iv limning (2, 
Track Squad (j); 
Class Track (4, 3, 2, 
Star (4). 



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Charles Adair 
rialto, california 

"Charley" 



Karl Joseph Biederman 
oneonto, new york 

"Biedie" 




PIPE down you guys, I've got to finish writing up 
this Juice P-work. "Holy Cow! And this after 
release from rooms!" Biedie learned long ago that one 
works best while in a pleasant frame of mind. Therefore, 
on occasions, Juice comes only after a careful perusal of 
the Cosmo. But discretion was ever a part of his make- 
up and not until he has obtained that much sought for 
velvet does pleasure come first. In spring Karl gives 
freely of his time to lacrosse, and the Musical Clubs, but 
it is not without effort, however, that he breaks off 
from the Radiator Club of which he is a charter mem- 
ber. Karl's light chatter can be said to add much to the 
helium-like qualities of this particular club, and it can 
ill spare him from the spring sessions. 

But to know Karl at his best, one must see him playing 
the role of a Valentino. In spite of the fact that he has 
dragged the sum total of twice, and has a perfectly 
good pugilistic nose, he still remains our best bet as the 
coming Sheik. 

Class Lacrosse (4, 5), Numerals (j); 
Mandolin Club (2, £). 



437 








Philip Niekum, Jr. 
pittsburgh, pennsylvania 

"Phil" "*\P Jr." 



ALL right, let's go, there's formation. We're living 
- on the fourth deck now." And thus did Phil let 
the corridor know he had completed his preparations and 
was ready for the formation himself. In P Jr. we have 
another Pennsylvania Volunteer from the Smoky City, 
and proud of it. He is as easy going as a Paymaster's 
Packard and dark indeed are the days when he can't find 
something at which to crack wise. 

When it comes to laboring with dumb classmates, Phil 
can't be beat. Many are the times he has dragged the 
wooden ones to safety out of deep water. He has never 
had to worry about the outcome of his battle with the 
Academics and almost any evening you will find him 
penning a billet-doux to some sweet young thing. 

He might have become one of Spike's leather pushers 
if he hadn't felt the call of the footlights; and then did 
we find him starring in the Masquer aders' production and 
hot on the trail of the "masked N." His policy with 
problems of any description is, "Never give up; stay 
with them until you get them." In wishing him all 
success in his service life, we know that he will live up 
to our just expectations. 

"Gosh, today is Friday. Fish again!" 

Class Boxing (2); 
Masqueraders (2, 1); 
Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). 




UP from the South at break of day 
Bringing to the North some fresh dismay." 

And here we have him, a true bred son of the South 
with everything inherent to a long lanky Texan. To 
him, the song "Sleep" is a masterpiece of music. He is 
the holder of several Academy records, though not in 
sports. He is the proud possessor of the distinction of 
being the only man to successfully fall asleep while talk- 
ing to a Prof. 

He has other traits and attributes, foremost among 
which is his inability to stay sat until the last month. 
Stupid? Not exactly, as is witnessed by his grades of the 
last month of each term, just natural laziness. Literally 
he has not set the world afire athletically, but he has 
managed to feed on toast for the last three years. "Ya-a- 
ah, I learned to swim in a baw-you. ' ' Also he is one of the 
few men who has not felt the sting of the labor of the 
weak-squad. He is a steady, hard worker in the gyni at 
his self-assigned tasks and some day the "powers that 
be" shall reward him. 

He is essentially a man of a kind heart,, few words and 
many books. A gentleman who possesses an uncanny 
knack of stroking the fur of the Executive Department 
in the wrong direction. 



Black N * G); 
Swimming Squad (j, 
Numerals (2). 



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438 




THE grand old man in person. Behold, then, one of the 
original hairless, super-editions of the Jersey variety. 
I say behold him, but you could hardly miss him. When 
he came to us late Plebe summer it was evident that our 
class had gained in size as well as number. 

Gus first sought the higher knowledge in the halls of 
Rutgers, where he acquitted himself in noble style on 
the football field. Just to prove that brass buttons didn't 
cramp his style, Gus made the varsity Plebe year and 
has been as permanent as the Navy Goat ever since. 
And as a Captain Gus further proved that age made no 
difference in football a la good. One would, offhand, fail 
to see anything pugnacious in so shy an appearing chap, 
but several of the gentlemen from colleges hereabouts 
can testify to his ring prowess. 

Uncle Gus will always be remembered for his extra- 
size heart, and many are the fortunate lads adopted by 
this kindly paternal bulwark of good fellowship and 
radiant Dutch cheer. May Baldy's cruises be as big as the 
ships it will take to hold him, and may his side of the 
line in the Big Game be counted upon. 

Football Squad (4, 3, 2, /), N (4, 5, 2, 1), 

Captain (1); 
Boxing (4, 3, 2, /), Navy Numerals (5), N(2, 1); 
Class Track (4, 5), Numerals (4, f). 
Lacrosse Squad (5); 
Gymkhana Q4, f). 




August William Lentz, Jr. 
jersey city, new jersey 

"Gus" "Grandpa" "Baldy" 




George Joseph Price 
san prancisco, california 

"Red" "Rojo" "Jeremiah" 




RED is very much like his hair and middle name. He 
- is different. Not that Rojo is the only one of his 
kind or that he is queer, but that his is a special brand 
of smile, a particular manner of speech, a certain type of 
broad Irish philosophy and a California sunniness that 
is different. The migration to Crabtown from Frisco 
meant an acclimation, and in this trying period '2.5 
made its loss and '16 its gain. 

Biographies can either tell tales or character. In being 
Boswell to George "Jeremiah," which to do becomes a 
problem. Many are the tales that could be told of the 
' 'fighting Mick" ; and there are those who whisper of him 
in Copenhagen, and strangely in Paris. It is also said 
that in bygone days Red upheld the fistic honors of the 
West Coast, and his work here as one of Spike's boys 
makes the story readily believable. He is also a swimmer 
of no mean strokage and a class lacrosse artist. 

Red is sometimes inclined to be a bit glum on matters, 
but the Hibernian good cheer soon asserts itself and Red 
is a good pal again. "I'll bend you in two," and Rojo 
the Great is with us again. 

Class Boxing (2); 
Boxing Squad (2, i)j 
Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, i~). 



439 




Carl John Forsberg 
chicago, illinois 

"Frosty" "Yudy" 



CARL came to us from the Windy City, "The Gateway 
to the Great West," and he's never forgotten it. 
Discuss anything in the world before him and in a mo- 
ment you'll get this, "Well of course, but now in Chica- 
go ... . etc." Early Plebe year he started his football 
career and the foes of the Blue and Gold have been hearing 
from him ever since. He backs up the line in a way beauti- 
ful to behold and tackles with a fury that indicates his 
Viking ancestry. From time to time he has demonstrated 
decided snakish tendencies, somewhat curbed however, 
by the fact that he forms the minor one-half of what seems 
to be an enduring alliance; the other three-fourths being 
located in the aforementioned city of his birth. 

On spring Saturday afternoons, if you pass by Lawrence 
Field, you'll find his noble form adorning second base 
when the Navy takes the field. And if he doesn't get his 
mitt on the ball he'll at least get some portion of his 
generous anatomy in the way and stop it. Nothing much 
gets by him. 

Aggressive, determined, good-hearted and good- 
humored. As one well-known Washingtonian put it: 
"Why, of course old Carl's just the sweetest thing ever." 

Football, B-Squad (J); 
Football Squad (3,2, 1); 
Baseball Squad (4, 3, 1); 
Class Supper Committee (j). 




JUNE Week, a moonlight night, sweet music, and a 
pretty girl, is Marve's version of heaven. A snake? 
He's never missed a hop or failed to drag a week-end. 
But we wonder, for we've often heard him say, "Get 
Married? Nope, not Marvin Pabodie Evenson." How- 
ever, we expect to be able to heave an old shoe or two 
before many years have passed. And talk! This boy will 
talk you out of your last pair of skipper's inspection 
trou if given a chance. He's also the best little debater 
ever and has an unlimited supply of material stored up 
in that head of his. Usually whenever a gathering is 
found in dispute, that gathering will be divided into 
two sides; Marve on the one and the rest on the other. 

In spite of the gentle physiognomy pictured here, he 
made his first letter Youngster year in that form of 
legalized murder we call -water polo and has been explor- 
ing the bottom of the pool every season since. 

He certainly did shake the Iowa mud off his feet when 
he came east for he is a go-getter. Determination is sec- 
ond nature to him and his outstanding characteristic. 
We expect to see him attain no mean height on the ladder 
of success. 

Class Football (4); 

Star (£); 

Water Polo Squad (j, 2, i~), Navy Numerals (Y), 

NO). 
Associate Editor, Lucky Bag. 

440 



Marvin Pabodie Evenson 
sioux city, iowa 

"Eva" "Chicken" 




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IF the Creator made more than one like O. K., we 
haven't seen the other one yet. It was thought at one 
time that Kenneth's knowledge of girls was the result of 
having read a few copies of "Vanity Fair" and "Screen- 
land," for he very, very, seldom drags. But one day the 
word was passed that O. K. was dragging and, "Say, 
boy, page Mr. Ziegfeld." She was a first cousin to Miss 
4.0 and he has been considered a connoisseur ever since. 
He was going out for track and lacrosse but was too 
tired. When it comes to support, however, he's the kind 
that knows damn well a Navy team can't be beat and is 
always first to praise or encourage and make the Plebes 
yell the loudest. He is generous to a fault, always ready 
to give you his last Fat or loan you his last clean collar. 
When he speaks it is not because he has to say something 
but because he has something to say. It is a certainty 
to all of us who have read "The Gentleman from In- 
diana," that Tarkington was a personal friend and mess- 
mate of our O. K. 

Class Baseball Qi); 
Lucky Bag Staff. 




Orville Kenneth O' Daniel 

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 

"0. K." "Ken" 




William Edward Oberholtzer, Jr. 
three rivers, michigan 

"Obie" "Bill" 




WHAT a real Sheik the University of Michigan lost 
when our hero decided to forsake his native haunts 
and become a naval officer. That he is a real ladies' man 
is evident in everything from his non-reg haircut to the 
collegiate cits he steps out in every leave. A Snake of the 
n-th degree. He attends all the hops, drags consistently, 
and has quite an eye for feminine pulchritude. After each 
hop it's the same old story, "Gee, you ought to see the 
keen jemme I'm dragging this week!" 

Our hero's Plebe year was quite eventful as he not 
only sat at the table with some of the hardest hombres 
in Twenty-three, but also had the hardest- one for his 
squad-leader. Besides being an Ail-American crepe- 
hanger, his most striking characteristic is his stubborn- 
ness, because he will argue on any subject just to be on 
the contrary side. While not a star man he has always 
managed to gather in the velvet, although to hear him 
talk he is always bilging cold. 

"Hurrah, we have Exec this week! I hope the band 
plays that funeral march. Hey, I'm dragging Martha 
this week-end. Which one? Oh, say, she — — " ad 
infinitum. 

"Who is that fellow over there? Isn't he cute? How 
old is he?" 

Class Soccer (2, 1). 



441 




Joseph Robert Haskin, Jr. 
los angeles, california 

"Unique' "Uncle Bob" 



SCENE — Farragut Field. 
Time — First Infantry drill, Plebe year. 

Shorty G — "Hey, Mister, whereya goin'?" 

Our Boy — "Oh, sir, I'm right where I belong, sir. 
Look it up in the Landing Force Manual, sir. I know all 
about extended order, sir." 

Shorty G — "Report around to my room right after 
drill." 

Whereupon our handsome roommate acquired a repu- 
tation for "seeing all, knowing all," and throughout his 
entire career he has been at the forefront of every argu- 
ment, whether he knew anything about the subject under 
discussion or not. 

Our boy has kept himself more or less in hot water all 
the time during his four years here. Witness as an exam- 
ple, the time he got a Von Hindenburg haircut just 
before the New York went to Antwerp. But Snake! 
There's where our Uncle Bob shines. There was no sight 
so familiar to the habitues of Dahlgren Hall as the 
strained front of his dress jacket. 

In spite of his snakish diversions he usually managed 
to acquire ai.5 in some miraculous way. Always unsat, 
but never quite bilged. 

"Shucks, that exam was fruit." 

Water Polo Squad (4, 5); 
Class Water Polo (2), Numerals; 
' Black N *. 




WHEN Johnnie, as he is known by his harem, or 
Beverly by the world at large, first came east to get 
civilized at Uncle Sammie's "Big School for Little Boys," 
he was very "tiahed" and although he has been in the 
Navy four years he has never had a real chance to get 
rested. This is undoubtedly because of those horrible 
Academics. When Johnnie came from the great open 
spaces of Powder River he was an unsophisticated little 
chap but the bright lights of Dahlgren Hall and the soft 
mellow moonlight of the sea wall have wrought their 
havoc. He leaves much wiser. Not satisfied with being 
thrown over by our fair American jemmes he tried his 
hand in many a foreign port. Aside from acquiring a 
thorough knowledge of the fair sex, Johnnie has learned 
to differentiate between the cutter sheds and a "ga-rage 
for them ships," has acquired a slight acquaintance with 
Johnny Gow and has prayed to Tecumseh regularly 
every month. On a cruise he was noted for caulking in 
the double bottom and then rushing up to the berth 
deck for his breath of fresh air. In the above I have stated 
only the good points of Johnnie, I wish to leave a good 
impression for his posterity. 

Class Track (4, 3, 2, j), Numerals Q, 2, i). 



441 



Beverly Elmer Wilson 

kingsville, texas 

Bevley ' ' ' 'Johnnie 




HOOT, raon! Dinna ye ken the Argyleshire Camp- 
bells?" Well, if you don't just take a look at 
Ducky and you will. He's one of these sweet little things 
that the girls call "Just too cute for words." 

Four years ago he came to us, out of the Big North 
Woods, changed his coonskin cap for a white hat and 
started out to acquire a crust of salt. And if a three- 
months nap on a battlewagon will make a man seagoing, 
then he should in truth have the rolling gait of an old 
sea dog. Blessed with the strain of perseverance from 
his Caledonian ancestry, he has "fit a good fight agin 
the Academics." But one thing mars his record — he hit a 
tree once. The plugging strain served very well except 
for the Dago Department. He never could quite change 
a burred "R" to a trilled one. 

"Review tomorrow? Guess I'll turn in. Why wasn't 
I born savvy instead of so darn good-looking?" 



Class Soccer (4, f), Numerals (j); 
Soccer Squad (2, 7), Numerals (2); 
Class Boivling (2); 
Reception Committee (7). 




Neil Robert Campbell 
big rapids, michigan 

"Ducky" "Phoebe" 




Duncan Calvin MacMillan 
berkeley, california 

"Mac" 




WHEN I was a child I thought as a child , but when I 
became a man, I put away childish things." And 
so Duncan C. MacMillan, Midshipman, Fourth Class, 
made his debut into the Naval Academy. Everything 
went fine until Second Class Sep leave. But alas — he met 
a fair damsel from Boston, and is still knee-deep in love. 
We all make slips, though; that's why they put skid- 
chains on pencils. . 

By glancing below you may see that Mac was a water- 
poloist, and one of the first water, so to speak. But that 
wasn't his greatest struggle. When he first came to us, 
obesity had found fertile camping ground with him. 
Each and every day we had to answer his query, "Am 
I fat?" until one day we were able to say "no." By dint 
of the rowing machines from five to six o'clock every 
afternoon he did for himself what Dr. Wallace claims to 
be able to do for anyone in thirty days. 

After all is said and done it is with regret that we leave 
Mac. We can only hope to be with him some time again 
in this sojourn through life. 

Water-Polo Squad (j, 2, 7), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 
Plebe Creiv (4); 
Black N * *. 



443 







Heywood Lane Edwards 
san saba, texas 

"Tex" "Babe" "Swede" 



TEX started life "wrasslin" steers on the plains of 
Texas. So, at the outset of his career in the Navy, 
he signed up with the mat artists, and has since been one 
of the mainstays of the team. Second Class year he be- 
came the hero in a little drama entitled, "From Wrestler 
to Boxer in Four Days" and the villain in its sequel, 
"Back to Wrestler in Three Rounds." 

When Babe first appeared as a Middy Fourth he was the 
typical Lone Star Ranger. After settling sundry details, 
such as the confiscation of his shootin' irons, the dis- 
carding of his sombrero, and the placing of cactus in 
his shoes so he would feel at home, he settled down and 
proceeded to make the acquaintance of all the officer's 
kids, dogs, W.O.'s and poker players. 
"I'm wild and woolly and full of fleas, 
I've never been curried below the knees, 
I'm an old she wolf from Bitter Creek 
And it's my night to howl-1!" 

Wrestling (4, j, 2, 1), N (j, 2, 1), Captain (/); 

Football, B-Squad (4); 

Football Squad (2, 1), Navy Numerals (2); 

Boxing Intercollegiates (2); 

Class Tennis (4, f), Numerals (4, f); 

Black N*****. 




ON a certain June day in 'zz Johnny came into our 
midst from the world "at large" and since then he 
has become famous throughout the regiment "at large" 
for his peculiarly Celtic idiosyncrasies, eccentricities and 
ways in general. 

Chief among his many accomplishments might be men- 
tioned his unconscious savviness, natural handsomeness, 
and ability to talk himself out of one pap into another 
of greater magnitude. For further particulars concerning 
the last named see a certain conduct report of Youngster 
year which is distinguished by having printed on it 
our hero's name followed by some three "sames." 

As for his handsomeness — well — he's a Snake of no 
mean distinction, though of slightly faulty judgment. 
To be more specific, he once had the sheer boldness to 
drag blind. Yes, once, but never again ! 

At a meeting of the Fourth Deck Non-Cooperative 
Association during Second Class year the Duke of Dublin 
was elected by an overwhelming majority to the position 
of Grand Kleagle. His election has been credited to his 
ruthless Irish campaign policies and the adoption of the 
slogan "Tick-tock, no clock." 

"Oh, yes, sir, you can take a horse to water but, 
Oh, Sir! You can't make him drink. No sir!" 

Class Soccer (4, j, 2, i~), Numerals (2, 1); 
M-anager Wrestling Qi~), N Cj); 
Lucky Bag. 

444 



John O'Shea, Junior 

AT LARGE 

"Johnny" "The Harp" 



L 







ALL the world loves a fighter and that is what we 
ii- know Tobey to be from seeing him emerge unscathed 
from his battles royal with the Academics, athletics, 
and woe-men. Although the Acs gave him occasional 
hard fights, at the final count the "scorekeeper" always 
announced him winner with a "little to spare." 

As a kid out in Ajo he used to kill time running down 
jack rabbits in the hills of his back yard. So the nice 
smooth cinder track on Farragut Field was fruit. And a 
joust with our friends on the Hudson never lacks thrills 
for anyone. But for the real conquests wherein Tobey 
always stars we must turn to the so-so sex. He admits 
that he can scarcely remember the time since he was 
sixteen when he did not have a soul rending pact with 
some one of the descendents of Adam's rib. However, 
his a ff aire s-d' amour reached a climax down in Cuba 
Youngster Sep leave. "Boy, those were the happiest 
eight days of my existence." Two months and a half 
later he began to come out of the clouds to find himself 
unsat ' 'worse" in several subjects and becoming ' 'worst. 
Since that he has descended to earth nobly. 
' 'If I ever get out of this place I'll pass out. ' ' 

Expert Rifleman; 

Track Squad (4, 5, 2, 1), N Q4), Varsity Numerals (2, f). 




Paul Henry Tobelman 
ajo, arizona 

"Tobey" 




Carroll Hervey Taecker 
watertown, south dakota 

"Caesar" "Bud" 




WHAT'S up, Caesar, something wrong?" 
"Well, now, I just don't know. I've been worried 
a good deal about a few things lately." 

Caesar has a capacity for worry which is almost incon- 
ceivable to anyone who does not know him. He takes a 
living, loving interest in worrying about the most 
trifling details. In fact his general good health varies 
directly with the amount of worriment available. We 
have never been able to ascertain just why it is that he 
worries about everything all of the time. 

Caesar's Second Class leave was hardly over when he 
overestimated the strength of one of his legs while 
playing football. However, Caesar took it upon himself 
to demonstrate to the people that no mere broken leg 
and six weeks in the hospital could break his grease with 
the Academics. There was a continual groan emanating 
from Caesar's broadcasting station about "going unsat." 
It was a sad story — and poor Caesar failed, that is, he 
failed to go unsat. 

Nevertheless, in spite of his worries, his savviness 
and his short legs — and by the way, if they were a wee 
bit shorter he would not be able to touch the ground — 
he is an optimist of no mean ability. 

Football, B-Squad Q). 



445 




James Henry Etheridge Grant 
menlo park, california 

"Jim" "General" 



IT was a typical May morning, and late blast sang out 
conveniently just as a midshipman slid eleven feet 
into the file closers after a final spurt down the terrace, 
fastening the last button on his blou as the warning 
ceased. Who was it? General J. H. E. Grant, on time as 
usual. 

To the reader's first glance at the portrait above, a 
quiet, unassuming laddie reveals himself. But let's linger 
a while. Savvy? He who investigates may find no star 
man; but neither does he find a dweller of the trees, for 
Jim piles his velvet as he goes. Snake? — No, nor a Red 
Mike. The miniature is not missing yet but to those of 
us who know him well, its disappearance is going to 
be mighty well accounted for. So, in the ultimate anal- 
ysis we find, with the use of our Biography Testing 
Apparatus, just Jim Grant, Jim pushing steadily and 
quietly onward with that stuff we would all like to have; 
that stuff" that makes him a true-blue shipmate. 

"Aw, what's the hurry? We've got lots of time." 

Lucky Bag Staff; 
Class Wrestling (2, 1); 
Company Representative (5, 2,). 




JIM," just "Jim" — that's all. Please stop amid the 
doings of the day and say that name in a quiet and 
patient way. You will recall that so many writers, men 
who create characters for the printed page, call their 
lovable, sturdy chaps — just "Jim." They make their 
"Jims" do really worth while things with an unfailing 
and dogged steadiness. These "Jims" then, are usually 
the kind of men upon whose shoulders folks put respon- 
sibilities which they wish to have turned into assets. 

Because the "Jims" of the printed page live each day 
to gain another star in their crowns, one always closes 
the book with a gladness for having known them. 
One who has known Jim while he was in his "right 
now" or in his "Boytown" will turn this page with even 
more content than when he closed the book of "make 
believe," for he knows that Jim Greenwald is real. 

Business Manager 11)26 Lucky Bag; 

Assistant Business Manager Masqueraders (2); 

Assistant Business Manager Musical Clubs (2); 

Chairman, Class Slipper Committee; 

Chairman, Reception Committee; 

Class King Co?nmittee; 

Christmas Card Committee (2, 1); 

Reception Committee (2, 1); 

Mandolin Club (4, 3, 2, 1); 

Star (_4, }, 2, /). 



446 



James Andrew Greenwald 
toledo, ohio 

' 'Jim ' 




SAY, keep quiet and lemme bone, willya. I'm going 
to hit the bush again this week if I don't snap out 
of it." And Bill sprawls over Bullard Vol. II Practical 
for another five minutes. But by the time the five minutes 
have passed he is thoroughly disgusted with the Aca- 
demics in general and Juice in particular. 

But Bill hasn't always been so studious. He has a 
motto that runs something like this, "Never let work 
interfere with pleasure, because We all know that all 
work and no play makes Bill a dull boy." Rest assured 
that he has never been accused of being dull, as his 
taste for extremes proves. "Oh boy! She is a cold 4.0 — 
and dance — say Ruth St. Denis isn't in it" — is his usual 
outburst after a week of dragging. Such is one of his 
extremes. The other comes the same day a week later: 
"Say, wasn't that awful? She doesn't rate a 1.0. I swear 
I'll never drag blind again as long as I live." 

Always a sport, ready for anything, and in the midst 
of everything, our "big-hearted Willie" is bound to 
succeed, as the world knows "you can't keep a good man 
down." 

Class Track (2, 1); 
Gymkhana (2, /); 
Class Soccer (/). 




William Anthony Gerth 
brooklyn, new york 

"Bill" "Go itb" 




Albert Girard Mumma 
iowa city, iowa 

'Al" "Bombat" "Mummy' 




AL came all the way from Ioway to find out if there 
- really was a Navy. Here we have that easy-going 
type of chap, who never hurries or worries but prefers 
his own sweet time. Savvy? — nothing but. The Academ- 
ics never disturb him. He takes great pains in finding 
imperfections in textbooks and is delighted when he can 
correct the Prof. Argue? You bet he can. The queer 
thing is that he is always right, or at least he'll try to 
make you "Yes, Yes" when there's "No, No" in your 
eyes. 

Mummy waited until Second Class year to make his 
debut with the Masqueraders. You will remember him 
as the "young husband," and how loving he was. The 
girls just couldn't resist and when Al appeared: "Oh! 
isn't he wonderful." 

"What's the menu for tomorrow? Nav, Juice, Steam — 
is that all? Guess I'll make up for dear Morpheus. Good 
night, A.G.M. signing off." Thus Al spent his evenings. 

Snake? Very much so. Doesn't drag often — just helps 
the girls have a good time by increasing the stag line. 
Occasionally he indulges to try to bring up his average. 

Masqueraders (2, i)j 

Class Rifle (2); 

Rifle Squad (2, i), N (j); 

Expert Rifleman; 

Star (2, 7). 



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John Francis Gallaher 
port deposit, maryland 

"Johnny" "Gal" 



MIDSHIPMAN GALLAHER, fourth class sir, 
Port Deposit, Maryland, sir." This usually 
brought forth everything from laughs to sympathy — 
the general reply was, "Mister, do you ever expect to 
live that down?" 

Despite this heavy handicap, Johnny decided to step 
out and show 'em what he could do in four years under 
the bucket at Bancroft. No — the story doesn't end with 
the U.S.N. A. on fire- — but he did let 'em know he was 
hot now and then. He chose soccer for his line and was 
well on his way to block letters when an accident pre- 
vented him from again using his boot until Second Class 
year. He stepped in then and gave the class and company 
teams some of the ergs that produced their victories. 

He seems invulnerable to everything: Math, Juice, 
Steam — yes, even the fair ones are unable to touch him 
— but that's not open for discussion. The Fightin' Fifth 
was the only thing which ever phased him — but say, 
did you ever find anyone who was safe before taps? 

"Say — I drew a half page review sketch today on that 
slip." "Tough luck, Johnny" .... "Just happened to 
look it over though before I left . . . haw! haw! cold 
4.0 .... haw! haw! ain't we got fun?" 

Choir Q4); 

Soccer Squad (2), Numerals (2); 

Class Swimming (2). 




HEAD attack, one two — what's a matter, Meester 
Paradise?" That handsome pinpusher over there? 
That's Paradise of Navy, a disciple of Pavese since he 
first learned to call a floor a deck. His success in fencing 
is paralleled only by his success in love — assuming indif- 
ference to be the only successful attitude in love. 

Mose entered the Academy with the rest of the raw 
material ready for shaping — but there's one thing that 
never got shaped — that distinguishing touch to be 
found on all non-conformists. The Germans had their 
goose step, and the Brazilians their tango, but once hav- 
ing seen the harmonic undulations of Mose you'll agree 
that he packs something original in the line of walks — 
an ingenious new way of advancing the body along the 
line of march. 

Mose has rash moments when he'll do anything from 
dragging blind to betting his month's insult he's on the 
Juice tree (he usually hits them, too — with a 3.5) — 
but he has a mental gyroscope that always causes him to 
continue with uniform motion in a straight line towards 
his goal. 

"Hey, Para! When you goin' to give that horse a 
rest?" 

Rifle Squad (5); 

Class Soccer Qi); 

Class Lacrosse (j); 

Class Fencing (j), Numerals; 

Fencing Squad (j, 2, /), N(z). 
448 



Morris Elliott Paradise 
chicago, illinois 

"Mose" "Para" 




MALCOLM came to us from out of the pine-crested 
mountains of Virginia where the moon never 
ceases to shine. He has entertained a noble ideal; for he 
believes that after Adam, man was created only to keep 
other men company, and such has been his goal. He has 
succeeded very well, and now Gibraltar, Brest, and all 
Officers-of-the-Deck know him quite well, for his is a 
kindly soul which, when stormy weather has attacked its 
snowy purity, grows intimate with all persons. 

Malcolm's Academic career if charted would represent 
a sine wave extended to infinity. He joined us after a 
Plebe year with '15 when the wave had reached the 
nadir and despite all coaxing had refused to move from 
this position. Stranded he was at 1.70, his invariable 
position during Plebe year. 

This flaxen-haired chap has been impervious to the 
charms of women although he has had an endless series 
of amours. A great old boy is Malcolm with his never- 
ceasing drawl, his fund of recollections concerning 
"revenooers," and his stories of terrible battles with the 
Academics. 

Sub-Squad (4, 5, 2, 1); 
Tennis Squad Q4). 




Malcolm Alexander Hufty 
washington, d. c 

Huff -tie " " Dynamite 




Charles Morgan Redfield 
the bronx, new york 

"Rojo" "Red" "Mose" 




"W 7"HEN Red entered the Navy the barbers profession 

VV lost a promising artist, to judge from the shingle- 
bob he constructed on his roommate's cranium during 
the early stages of Plebe year. 

Although often hard-pressed by the Ac Department, 
Rojo managed to emerge from each scuffle with colors 
still flying, though generally a bit tattered. Though not 
one of our prominent reptiles, he is not a Red Mike by a 
long shot. In fact, he has quite a way with the feebler 
sex. Since Second Class Christmas leave Mose is a changed 
man. Since finding his heart's desire he no longer lavishes 
on femininity the blandishments of his charms. 

Though not an athlete of distinction, he is one of 
exceptional versatility, having gone out for every sport 
but checkers during Plebe year. Three days per sport was 
his usual limit. Then having mastered its intricacies he 
would turn to another for more worlds to conquer. 

His unfailing good-nature and humor make him 
always a welcome addition to any party and should help 
him a long way through this vale of tears called Life. 

"Sit down, Mr. Redfield, I'm afraid you're a sea- 
lawyer." 

Soccer Squad Q4); 
Class Lacrosse (4, $); 
Sub- Squad (4, 3, 2, ij; 
Gymkhana (4, 5, 2); 
Keeper of the Goat. 

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James Sargent Russell 
tacoma, washington 

' 'Jim " " Tiveetbeart 



THERE he sits, pen in one hand and dictionary in the 
other. He's engaged in his favorite pastime, writing 
letters. He denies vehemently that he's a Snake, but he's 
apt to tell you that he's wooden, too. I'd certainly like 
to know what he pens in those epistles; for every one 
he writeth he receiveth two in exchange. His middle 
name isn't Speed. If you think it is, just try to wash or 
shave in the wee sma' hours after reveille. When this 
hairy sandy-haired Scot (y es > he plays the bag-pipes) 
isn't writing sweet words to the ladies he may be seen 
at his haunts in the gym, busily engaged in developing 
himself to be a big strong man. 

He has been official clock winder ever since we bought 
one and the clock stops daily. He has a gallery that bilges 
the famous Metropolitan Museum but he keeps us busy 
guessing who the lucky one is. Oh, girls, he is a moun- 
tain climber from the wide open places — pardon, spaces. 

"Oh, say, did I ever show you my pictures of the 
Mountain?" 

Gym Sqitad (j, 3, 2, 7), Navy Numerals (3,2, i)j 

Class Swimming (j, 2, 7), Numerals (5,-2, 7); 

Gymkhana (j, 2, 7); 

Choir (4); 

Star (4, 3, 2, 7). 




TED was one of those lucky boys who prepped out in 
town and hence learned all about the place before his 
permanent advent. His knowledge of Crabtown and 
naval celebrities, past and present, was a joy to his 
roommates during Plebe year. Likewise his acquaintance 
among the weaker sex of the neighborhood. But, I ask, 
what fair damsel would not weaken for a visage like the 
alongside? 

Ted has met with reverses during his career as a mid- 
shipman. He is unfortunate in collecting small paps, but 
we are glad to say that he now has the Academics backed 
down and dagger to throat where he awaits the "thumbs 
down" signal. In spite of his altercation with the Ac 
Department he is possessed of an innate propensity for 
getting high grease marks. We cannot but attribute this 
to his manly bearing and Apollo-like figure. 

In the realm of athletics Steve has won his laurels and 
incidentally his numerals in class baseball. He was an 
ardent devotee of the same sport during the cruise and 
many were the foreign fields made a bit more earthly by 
the presence of his sun-tanned visage. In the winter 
months he was wont to lend his bone crushing ability to 
the company wrestling team. 

Reader, meet the roommate! 

Class Baseball (j, 2, 7), Numerals; 
Class Wrestling Q); 
Class Soccer (1). 

450 



Theodore Wesley Rimer 
fort canby, washington 




"TF rest is rust, let me oxidize in peace." Whoever 
J- composed those words undoubtedly had in mind no 
less a person than our own dear Jake. His propensity for 
the chosen sport of Morpheus is, ladies and gentlemen, 
unbelievable. Evening study call to Jay means but one 
thing — P-jams, a bathrobe, and the soft spread of a white 
bed made for soothing satisfying slumber. But do not 
gain a false impression, dear reader, for his practice of 
the art has not been confined to the limits of a lowly 
room of Bancroft Hall: Chapel, a lengthy prayer, a 
snoozing Plebe, an irate gathering of First Classmen, 
a pap, an oily statement, and Jay walked for twelve, not 
forty demerits. 

However in the portion of the day which he spends 
awake Jay is the liveliest of the alive. He is a connoisseur 
of the short story, and his sunny disposition, with the 
broadest smile known to man, has won many a heart. 
No biography is complete without mention of the 
faults of the individual in question. Hence let me divulge 
that Jay's greatest is a failing for having propitious 
Parisian parties for his roommates so that they may while 
away the long leaves in New Jersey. Enough said! 

Class Football (4); 

Football, B-Squad (j, 2, 1), Navy 

Numerals 0,-2, £); 
Lacrosse Squad (4, f), Navy Numerals Qf); 
Track Squad (^2, /), Navy Numerals (2, 1); 
Star (J). 




Jay Henry Vreeland 
rutherford, new jersey 

"Jake" "Farmer" "Vree" 




Arthur Richards Rule, Jr 
westfield, new jersey 

"Artie" "Golden" 




WHO is that tall, handsome merman with the 
Herculean form and the curly hair?" Why, that's 
Rule of the Navy; and a few moments later Artie has 
established another Inter-Collegiate record. 

Claiming to be a true son of the South he spent his 
boyhood in Florida. Second Class year he discovered that 
his favorite sport was not a sufficient work-out in itself 
so he finally convinced the Sup that two sports for a man 
in the same season were better than one and, as a result, 
a few weeks later he was center on the basketball team. 

Artie has his ups-and-downs, for always haunting him 
like a shadow is the Exec Department. He was "over 
the top" Youngster year and Second Class year the demos 
threatened but the danger seemed to pass and he still 
remains non-reg withal. Always cheerful, non-reg, and 
care-free, he has made his way an easy one. 

"Say, who's got this month's Cosmo?" 

Swimming Squad (4, 5, 2, i),N Q4, }, 2, 1), Captain (z); 

Basketball Squad (2, 1), N (2); 

Class Track (4, ^), Numerals (4, 3); 

Class Gym (j), Numerals (j); 

Cheer Leader (/); 

Naval Academy Swimming Champion (4, jj, 2); 

All- American Sivimming Team Q, 2). 



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James Hunter Rodgers 
monessen, pennsylvania 

' 'Jim' ' 



ONE who did his stuff nobly at Penn State and then, 
heeding his country's call for good men, joined the 
rest of the boys down on the Severn. One who, since 
his arrival, became famous among his contemporaries for 
his awful ability to chalk up probs and his inability to 
savvy just what "Sweetness and Light" is all about. One 
who, having spent fifteen minutes on a Juice lesson, 
followed through with tatto and turned in peacefully 
to the accompaniment of friend roommate's tearing hair. 
And again, one who by his graceful descents to the 
wrestling mat soon attracted the wide-eyed attention of 
all followers of the ancient and manly art. Nor are these 
the greatest of his achievements, for he is one who 
charmed even the Annapolitan femmes with his sure- 
fire line, but who himself refused to be charmed to the 
extent of a class-pin. One who, moreover, knew how 
to put in his Sunday and Wednesday afternoons, and 
most of the rest of his afternoons, in the good old 
collegiate manner. One who, finally, has the data from 
hither and yon about many and divers. He is James 
Hunter Rodgers. 

Mandolin Club (4, 5, 2, 1); 
Wrestling Squad (5, 2, 1), Class Numerals Q, 2); 
Class Wrestling (4); 
Class Baseball Q4); 
. Class Lacrosse Q)y 
Star {4, 5, 2, z). 




DIOGENES: "Are you talking in ranks there?" 
Honest John: "Yes sir." 

Di: "No, don't take his name; first honest answer I've 
had today." 

Our John says he walks that way because it doesn't 
look human when seen against a skyline. We don't be- 
lieve him though because that feud was settled a long 
way back. He's the kind that laughs with and not at 
you. On the other hand neither is he one of those thick- 
skinned Pollyannas whom you'd like to massage with a 
remnant of paving stone when he asks if you don't 
think the Math is awfully easy for tomorrow. 

In this our vale of tears and pantomime, when one is 
young it is hard to mix the evil and the good without 
getting anything but a high grade of blast furnace slag. 
Estimates of character are but comparative and as such 
are odious. An immature aphorism has oft been sounded 
about these stern walls to the effect that the four years 
here tend to make petty tyrants of custom and manner. 
Hardly true of John. More often on the wrong side of 
Ye Goode Ould Pape than on the right, if ever the latter, 
we- have yet to hear the resulting sour note sounded by 
the harpooned. Do not imply that he never gripes; for 
he is but human, despite that savage glower which 
scowls at you from beside this hyperbole. 

Class Wrestling (j, 2, 1), Numerals (2); 
Class Track (j, 2). 

45 1 



John Allen Winfrey 
sommerville, tennessee 

"Jaivn" 




A SIBILANT sound signifying serpents at play per- 
meates the atmosphere whenever the Chicago 
Sheik starts his line. "Women and children first" is his 
motto; drags on Saturdays and teaches Sunday School 
on the Day of Rest. There is no end to his versatility. 
His technique on the Broadway Limited is perfect. All 
he needs is a pack of cards and a couple of ladies' hand- 
kerchiefs and at the end of the run his address book is 
full again. However, the hair in his butter was the Rol- 
licking Ruffian of the second platoon. Their tilts were 
always epics. The W.O.'s didn't like to put him down 
because he always reminded them of their sons — caught 
in the family jam pot. As a result he and the pap sheet 
were perfect strangers. 

No party is complete without him. He hogties the 
chaperone with his line and then shows up in time to 
bring her out of her trance so that we all can go home. 
Chesterfield, Houdini, and Svengali have nothing on him. 
Give him two-bits and he'll make two days leave in 
Washington and return a nickel when he gets back, 
bewailing the fact that he lost a dime down a grating. 



Soccer Squad (2, 1); 
Glee Club (4, j, 2, 1); 
Reception Committee (2 
Choir (4, }, 2, 1); 
Class Soccer (j); 
Class Wrestling 0, 2, 1 



t), Vice Chairman (1); 




)■ 



Donald William Alexander 
des plaines, illinois 

"Don" "Alex" 




Alexander Stuart McDill 
washington, district of columbia 

"Al" "Mac" 



H 




AFTER spending a romantic childhood in the Asiatics, 
- Al came to the Academy with a linguistic ability 
that soon endeared him to the Dago Department. But 
his abilities in this department proved to be only on a 
par with those in all other branches, so that he has among 
his fellows a savior's reputation. Plebe year he starred, 
Youngster, Second and First Class years he dragged. 
And therein lies his chiefest glory, for his batting average 
runs pretty close to the 4.0 mark, both in number rated 
and the ratings of that same number. In theory he is a 
strong exponent of the single life, so that his ultimate 
downfall will be a source of much interest and joy to 
those who have followed his independent career. Scottish 
thrift, banter, and wit are predominant among his traits, 
while the sterner stuffs that men are made of unite to 
form a consistent combination. 

Al's activities have brought him an N *, literary praise, 
and a wide correspondence. Blue eyes, a becoming blush, 
a lusty laugh, and a wise look are those attributes by 
which he can be located in any good-sized crowd. His 
imagination wanders when he thinks of the future, but 
he'll probably be found in a couple of years with a good 
old Watch and Division. 

Fencing Squad (4, ^, 2, j), F.N.A.T., fNt, N * *; 
Vice-President Intercollegiate Fencing Association; 
Star (4). 



453 




Joseph Barnaby Stefanac 
calumet, michigan 

"Steve" "Joe" 



YOU can't say that he is a Snake, oh say no! Nor 
would you call him a Red Mike, for that too would 
not synchronize with his makin's. But then disregarding 
characteristics you will like him. Perhaps it's his ambi- 
tion that keeps him from allowing the girls to trample 
on him in the rush; but anyway they don't bother him 
much. We could add that some blind drags are enough 
to sour most anyone. There are times, and those most 
frequent, when his argument will out with you. Study 
hours don't mean a thing to him when there is a differ- 
ence in opinion to be settled. Said argument doesn't keep 
him in the last section. See his marks if you want the 
truth. Oft have we heard the remark, "Well, I guess I'll 
have to get to work next month. I bilged cold this one." 
And then he comes around like a satellite on the exam. 
Yes, poor thing, we don't see how he will pull through. 
But, lo and behold, have you heard where he hails 
from? Well, you'll have to agree, after he's through 
telling you, that the Michigan Upper Peninsula is some 
great place. If you have an appointment to fill during 
the next two hours, though, don't mention it for there 
is a long description in which nothing is omitted. Among 
other things, it is very cold up there, so we smile up our 
sleeves when he neatly tucks three blankets on yon 
regulation bed on a few of Maryland's chilly nights. 

Water Polo Squad (5, 2, 1), Navy Numerals (2); 
Class Football (2). 








RAY OTTO comes from the billowy prairie wheat 
■ fields of Iowa and the bad lands of the Dakotas, 
unheralded and unsung. Why he chose the sea, and 
whether it was fame, adventure or romance that lured 
him away from becoming the respected citizen of his 
own metropolis, has been a puzzle. The gay sphere of 
the social life and hops attracted him and he did not 
wait long to make his debut Youngster year. Thereafter 
was found a considerable deficit in his amount available 
owing to the excessive demands that required him to 
maintain his hair in that ultra slick condition — his 
distinguishing mark. Whenever he failed to drag, he was 
a persistent follower of the stag line. Woe unto yon 
fair damsels ! 

Otto is not what one would call savvy and he knows 
it. Therefore, he is all the wiser. He gradually succeeded 
in overcoming his scholastic difficulties and buried Math, 
his eternal jinx, with much gusto. The intricacies of 
Steam and Juice were mastered, and where theory failed 
his practical knowledge came to his rescue. 

On the cruise, Zem wanted to see the world so he 
went to Paris. "Will wonders never cease?" he was wont 
to ask. Ordinarily his nature is peaceful, but to arouse his 
ire, ask him about smoking regulations in "condition 
two" on Second Class cruise. It never fails to get a rise. 

"Hey, you, how's to give me a dance?' ' 




Ray Otto Zemlicka 
kimbal, south dakota 

"Zem" 



I 



Choir (4, 3, 2, j). 



454 




OHIO claims this salty savoir as her native son and 
when he left the old home podunk to join the Navy, 
he left behind his ambition to be a lawyer. 

Young, innocent, and sweet sixteen when he joined us, 
time has wrought many changes and he is now a full- 
fledged man of the world. Just ask him if you wish to 
know about London or Paris. He also became famous by 
his noble sacrifice for a friend on the trip back to Brest. 
When asked about it his invarying reply is, "Ah, say 
fellows, anyone would have done the same." 

The battle with the Academic Board for the elusive 
z.5 has never held any terrors for John. Ever willing to 
help the less fortunate in their studies he is like a beacon 
of knowledge to the wooden. On the other hand he has 
made a most gallant struggle to pull sat on drags. He 
bilged badly Youngster year but Second Class year having 
evidently learned the way of a mid with a maid, he has 
charmed many of the fair sex with his polished cosmo- 
politan air. 

With a desire for that Lionel Strongfort form, John 
has gone in liberally for both company and class athletics 
with a large degree of success. 

Full many a rose is born to blush unseen, but not with 
the brains you find in Johnny's bean. 

Class Basketball (4, 3, 2, i)j 

Assistant Manager Gym (2), Manager (1). 




John Bayard Thomas 
marietta, ohio 

' 'Jaivn " " Tommy 




Ralph Edward Westbrook 
st. louis, missouri 

"Sheikie" 




THREE years and ten months ago there came forth 
into this Naval Academy another midshipman 
deceived by imagination and committed to the proposi- 
tion that he would make a great admiral. 

Since then he has engaged in a great struggle testing 
whether that midshipman, or any midshipman so ambi- 
tious and yet so slumberous could long endure. We have 
come to the time of his great victory in that war. We 
see fit to dedicate a portion of this page as a final tribute 
to those exams and Practical Works he passed here. It is 
altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. 

But, in a larger sense we cannot dedicate — we cannot 
consecrate. His irresistible snakishness too far over- 
shadows all else. His poor femmes, blond and brunette, 
whose hearts suffered here under his charms have conse- 
crated it far above our poor power to add or detract. We 
will little note nor long remember many things he did 
here but we can never forget him as the Sheik of the deck. 

It is rather for us to be here resolved that we shall not 
be such crushers of hearts. And we rightly agree that 
this midshipman has not lived in vain — that under his 
influence this Academy shall contain a new Regiment, 
of Red Mikes, for the sake of the female of the species, 
and by the force of necessity. 

Sub-Squad (j, 2); 
Class Swimming (1); 
Track (2). 

455 




Lyman Maurice King, Jr. 
redlands, california 

Lynnie " " Morry " " Bud' ' 



THE time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of 
many things." Look at him, girls, is he not irre- 
sistible with those curly locks? Morrv is one of Cali- 
fornia's own, and he has always remained true to the Far 
West. During the first two years at the Academy he was 
the reddest of Red Mikes. What happened on Youngster 
leave is unknown but it is a well-known fact that on 
Second Class leave a beautiful diamond miniature went 
West with Morry and never returned. Second Class year, 
however, everything changed. This quiet man started 
off with a bang and Morry became one of the most veno- 
mous reptiles. To call him a Snake would have been 
putting it too mildly. 

During Youngster year he joined the ranks of Spike 
Webb's pugilists and was doing fine until an injury 
forced him to give up the fighting game. Idleness was 
not agreeable to him, however, and so Second Class 
year he became one of Ortland's proteges. He also gave 
much of his time to the Lucky Bag. 

Morry is one of the savoirs and has few cares. "Why 
should I bone, I want to turn in." The problem of how 
two could live as cheaply as one caused him a little worry 
but as a whole he lived quite a carefree existence. 

Gymkhana (4, 2, 1); 
Lucky Bag; 
Class Boxing (2, 7). 
Trident Staff (7). 




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DURING Plebe year Clarence's locker door was one 
on the inside of which, wood just wasn't to be 
seen, and when Youngster year finally came all our fears 
were realized and he became a Snake of the first water. 
There is only one of the many pictures, however, that 
rests in a frame on his table, and from the many letters 
that flow in from California, we don't believe that she is 
an Eastern girl. 

There's a funny thing about him, too, for he's always 
just about to bilge, "Gosh, I'll hit the tree sure this 
week." Yet, when the big long lists are posted, his name 
always shows him to have been well in the running. 

He attained some height in track as a varsity vaulter, 
and has worked for his class on the mat and on the soccer 
field. But when fancy diving became a Naval Academy 
sport, Taffie wasn't slow in strutting the stuff he had 
learned in the warm waters of the Pacific. So every after- 
noon during the winter months finds him in the pool. 

He can't decide whether to live his wild young life 
where men go down to the sea in ships, or as a gyrene, 
but in either he'll do his best so what more is necessary? 

Track Squad Q4, 3, 2, 7); 
Swimming Squad (2, i)j 
Class Wrestling (5). 



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Clarence Orville Taff 
san fernando, california 



"C. 0." "Taffie" 




DADGUM! I like that lil'olc gal a lot." Thus endeth 
each and every one of Mac's dragging experiences. 
And he can well afford to say that because his dragging 
average is in the neighborhood of a 3.5. 

"How did you hit that Juice exam, Mac?" "Oh, I 
busted all over myself; foolish little mistakes in arith- 
metic, too. I don't see how I can possibly get over a 3.6 
on it." So he raves on, but when the marks are posted he 
invariably pulls down something like a 3.9. A natural 
born savoir and he doesn't know what it is to be greasy 
— that's Mac. 

Calm and placid almost to the point of indifference, 
Sam just won't let anything get his goat. When con- 
fronted with the most exasperating situations, he shows 
a world of patience and good nature. 

There is just one thing that has Sam a little bit worried. 
He is beginning to fear that "Herpicide won't save it" 
and accordingly has resorted to sundry patent hair 
restorers. It seems, though, that all is in vain and his 
last cognomen of Daddy is fast gaining ground. 

In the future when we want something done and want 
it done right we are sure to turn to Mac, for we know 
he is dependable and will deliver the goods. 

Class Lacrosse (4, 3), Numerals (4, 3); 
Lacrosse Squad (2, 1); 
Wrestling Squad Q3, 2, 1), Navy Numerals; 
Star '(4, 5). 



It 




Jesse Samuel McClure 
tampa, florida 

'Mac" "Daddy" "Sam" 







1 



Ernst August Ruth, Jr. 
raton, new mexico 

"Babe" 





KNOWN to all as such, he came into our midst from 
the wild and woolly west. In the beginning Babe 
was very indiscreet. He signaled something that an 
officer shouldn't have seen, but see it he did. And right 
then was when he received the greatest scare of his life. 
Hereafter he looks both ways when he starts talking 
in semaphore. 

Before Babe had been with us long it was evident that 
he was a Snake of the first order. Because of his dazzling 
smile the girls couldn't resist him. At least we'll attrib- 
ute it to that. We never did know the depths of his magic. 
Babe's tendency towards athletics has been brought out 
in wrestling. As he was big-hearted he took the job of 
manager also. But his true hobby is taking and printing 
pictures. He never feels quite at home unless he has a 
camera or a dark room to putter with. And Lady Fatima 
has claimed him more or less ever since the days of Bob- 
bie's War College and the saxophone. 

Of all the Ac battles which he has engaged in he 
managed to come out on top of them all. Here's to you, 
Babe, may you always be there in everything. 

Class Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Gymkhana (4, 3); 
Class Swimming (£)j 
Lucky Bag. 



457 




Lofton Russell Henderson 
lorain, ohio 

"Joe Scbmalt^' 



PRESENTING the Honorable Joe Schmaltz, author of 
Schmaltz 's "Essays on Sundry Subjects," also author of 
much other beguiling nonsense — nonsense which has at 
times made even the gravest smile. He's a happy-go- 
lucky creature, generally happy if not often lucky. 

The boy has numerous claims to fame. First, he holds 
all Academy records for the Late Blast Dash for all dis- 
tances from the Ground Deck to the roof. In the course 
of his extensive experiments to determine the least 
possible seconds that could be spent in dressing and 
reaching formation on time, Joe hung up the record of 
thirteen "Lates to Formation" in one week. And that's 
no idle romancing; it's all on the books. But he never 
did stint himself on demerits. Not content with breaking 
indoor track records, he went out Youngster year and 
heaved the discus — "throwing the pie" he called it — 
far enough to earn his numerals. 

Schmaltz is a handsome devil in his blonde Swedish 
way. Incidentally, he objects to being called Swedish; 
says anybody ought to know good Scotch when he sees 
it! But, as we were saying, the women do fall for him 
(awful fools, women). He writes to seven girls and calls 
each one "Dearest!" 

But, all joking aside; despite the fact that he'll keep 
you waiting three minutes for every two that you spend 
in his company, still he does make a good roommate. 

Class Track (j, 2, j), Numerals (3, 2, /). 







GO West, young man, go West," said the well- 
known Horace Greeley. Whereupon Rod put on 
his old straw hat, packed up his oversize "satchcase" 
and came East. Ever since that time he has been doing a 
bit of most everything for us. 

Versatility is this young fellow's middle name. For 
years he has been one of the Log's able contributors, 
and one of the "Big Guns" behind the Trident. The lad 
also has a pair of highly educated "dogs." He not only 
pushes them around like a coming Nurmi in the mile, 
but also shuffles them in a graceful manner at the Satur- 
day evening "shindigs." The extra-duty squad is the 
only thing that can keep him away from a hop. 

Rumor has it that he was born with a dictionary under 
his right arm. True or not, he has read it through several 
times, and has many choice passages completely mem- 
orized. Because of this, he has not only topped the class 
in English, but he has become a skilled matador. 

Despite his many activities, he finds time to be one 
of our most prominent "Club" members. An all-around 
fellow, big of heart, and broad of view, is our Rodney. 

Class Track (4, 3), Numerals (4, 3); 

Log Staff 0, 3); 

Trident Society (3,2, 1); 

Trident Magazine (2, 1), Editor (1); 

Class Bowling (2). 

Black N. 

458 



Royal Lovell 
fargo, north dakota 

"Rod" 




"/^ OD created the heaven and the earth and all that 
VJ" was in them." Then God took a day's rest. God 
made Pete Wyckoff; and, if the next day was not Sunday, 
we'll wager that it was immediately made a legal 
holiday. "Little Pete" they call him, much as the circus 
man speaks of "Little Jumbo"; and, indeed, he doesn't 
weigh much over two hundred pounds. Once he gets all 
that avoirdupois underway, it takes a deal more than 
mere water to stop it. When he was just a Youngster, 
he was among the Ail-American swimming selections. 
And that next summer he went to Paris to the Olympics. 
What with women swimmers and Johnny Weismuller, 
neither Pete's picture nor his name appeared in the papers. 
But it's something to have been there. 

When Pete isn't swimming, he is reading magazines. 
He certainly took his literature in chunks. Imagine two 
hundred pounds of Dutch Boy hunched over a "Weird 
Tales," biting his nails and simply palpitating with 
excitement! That's Pete. 

He was always a Red Mike, leaving the Unfair Sex 
to their own numerous devices and trotting off for a 
swim. He just wasn't interested, girls — so now will you 
be good! With that big body Pete just naturally had to 
have a pretty sizable heart to suit. And he has. 

Football, B-Squad (4), Navy Numerals; 

Class Football (■?), Numerals; 

Swimming Squad (4, 3, 2, /), sNt^4, 5), N (4, 5, 2, 1). 




Peter Albert Wyckoff 
mountain lakes, new jersey 




Haze Joseph Bergeron 
new orleans, louisiana 

Gang " " Aggressive 




WHAT you say, Gang — ." That phrase, together 
with the ears, not shown to advantage in sketch, 
completely identifies this "French Extract" who blew 
in on the birthday of '16 from the "Paris of America," 
as he calls "Nu Yawleens." He has been sailing wing 
and wing with us ever since. 

An individual or a mob, his greeting is "Gang," 
though sometimes he varies it with that expressive 
collective, "Troops." This communist, while not exactly 
a Bolshevist, has radical ideas on some subjects; and he 
will go so far as to become inconsistent to explain that 
' 'The only thing wrong with you is that you're illogical. ' ' 
No friends, Berge doesn't gripe, he just tells you what 
is wrong with this Navy. Youngster cruise there was 
literally speaking, no soap; and during Second Class 
yachting trip Aggressive lived in the ship's library with 
a Calc book. 

Wherever he makes life's cruise we wish him his 
favorite quantity — oodles — of success. "That's right, 
show how nice and aggressive you are." 

"Stick with 'em, Gang, you'll be an admiral when I'm 
a millionaire." 

Sub-Squad (4, }, 2). 



459 




BRACE up in here! I'm the hardest guy in the Navy!" 
No, he's not a cowboy or a miner but a charter 
member of the sub and weak-squads. 

Nora has been kidding the Ac Department along for 
the last three years. He goes unsat and just when they 
think they have him he slides out with a two-five. He 
might not know his Juice but after listening a few min- 
utes to his line on other subjects you will say that he 
knows his stuff. 

This good-natured, carefree, and generous young man 
doesn't fancy foofoo on his shoulder and consequently 
keeps away from the hops. However it has been rumored 
that Cupid got an arrow under Nora's guard during Sep 
leave. 

Coming from where he did, Nora of course knew which 
end of a gun to look into. He certainly could ruin a 
bull's eye from any range. It was too bad that the Aca- 
demics prevented him from doing what he might have 
on the rifle team. 

Rifle Squad (j); 
Sub-Squad Q, 2); 
Black N. 



Norman Lloyd Holt 
livingston, montana 

"Nora" "Sheep" 




DO we do things according to Hoyle in North 
Dakota? Why, man, the ducks are so thick that 
we kill them with clubs. One beautiful moonlight night 
I had to stop the car ten times to go ten miles because of 
them. No, they didn't know the carburetor from the 
windshield, and three flew into the carburetor. Yes, we 
finally arrived home." The "we" spoiled the story. 

Larry arrived full of wim, wigor, and a thorough 
understanding of "dizimals," and soon made a host of 
friends. A fine personality, a Doug Fairbanks smile, 
he could easily sweep the fairest of the fair off her feet 
with the qualities of a Beau Brummel. Listen, girls; 
for drags he has but little time. "Give me a Cosmo, a. cold 
radiator, a skag, and I ask you, where can a man get 
such a thrill from a drag?" 

Larry has the quality, efficiency, and the ability to 
get results. We can well change the old song, "To get 
results quicker do it with liquor," to a verse which fits 
him, "To get results quicker do it with vigor, and know 
yourself how it should be done." Larry has the goods to 
produce what the Navy wants — "results"; and we all 
predict a happy and successful career in the Navy for 
Satch. 



460 



Lawrence Oberst Miller 
harvey, north dakota 

"Larry" "Satch" 




HEY, Francis, knock off scoffing." All of Uncle 
Sam's Navy put together would not be able to 
make Mac lose his appetite. 

During the early part of Mac's naval career, he was 
an ideal Red Mike. But against time and tide no man 
can prevail. Towards the close of Youngster year Mac 
was overwhelmed by the tidal wave of a whole semin- 
ary. And since then he has taken every advantage of the 
opportunities offered by the social end of the pampered 
pets' curriculum. 

To keep in physical trim, Mac indulged in the pastime 
of class boxing. If you don't believe he can box, don't 
stand in front of him to find out. Others have tried it. 
During the spring our heroes fancy turned to thoughts of 
Miss Springfield, not at the Saturday afternoon infantry 
exhibition, but as a member of the rifle team. On any 
spring afternoon he was first in the boat for the rifle 
range. 

Endowed with these talents Mac is bound to make a 
name for himself and to uphold his reputation as the 
"Pride of South Dakota." 

Rifle Squad (4, 5, 2, 1); 
Class Boxing (2,' £)j 
Expert Rifle?nan; 
Class Crew (7); 
Star (2, j). 




Francis Jennings McQuillen 
madison, south dakota 

"Mac" 




Wayne Hampton Miller 
san fernando, california 

"Mud" "Indalecio" 




PICTURED here is the model young man of whom 
much is heard but little is seen. Wayne is the answer 
to a mother's prayer. He is the living example of "What 
California can do for one"; he was once a puny child but 
lo! What a change the years have wrought! 

Plebe year Wayne discovered that red ink is sometimes 
used in recording the marks. As he particularly dislikes 
flashy colors, Mud put on a little more steam and has 
since foiled every attempt of the Ac Departments to 
subdue him. 

Each fall has found our hero working industriously 
on the class football squad, contributing his share to 
the welfare of '2.6. During the winter he is seldom with- 
out a bandaged joint or two, the results of too much 
activity on the wrestling mat. In the springtime, instead 
of turning to thoughts of love, Mud turns to the discus 
for recreation. 

Youngster year Wayne was inveigled into taking care 
of a blind drag for a classmate whom he had thought his 
friend. But since then he seems to have a case-hardened 
heart as far as the jemmes are concerned. That week-end 
must have been disastrous indeed, else Mud would have 
persevered in dragging as in everything else. 

Sub- Squad (4, 5, 2); 
Class Football (4, 3, 2, j); 
Class Track (4, 3, 2, /); 
Class Wrestling (2, 1). 

461 




Irving Howell 
macomb, illinois 

"Bobby" "Horsey' 7 



IET'S see now. Oh, yes, she's my millionairess from 
•* New York." But can you blame this poor lad for 
not remembering her. He has so many that it would tax 
anyone's brain — not saying that he isn't there mentally. 
Far from it. But that would be getting away from our 
story of this blue-eyed Adonis. It isn't his mentality 
that sets them all aglow. Despite his — let us call elo- 
quence — it is his smile that gets 'em. 

They all love the husky brute, and maybe that has 
something to do with it. To show that he is there 
physically, he was the lightest oarsman on the Junior 
Varsity Youngster year. That sort of complicated mat- 
ters for poor Irv. Returning from the Olympic tryouts, 
the crew squad had to go through Paris to get to those 
four battlewagons at Brest. And there it was that the 
Navy nearly lost a good man. He eventually found his 
ship but Irv has never been quite the same since. 

Let us pass on, though, and not dwell too long on his 
physical prowess. Let us look at him from an artistic 
viewpoint. It is true that the outbursts of this sailor- 
poet are lost to American letters, but they certainly must 
be potent. Why? Oh, they always write for more. 

Crew Squad (4, 3), aNa; 

Plebe Crew (j), Navy Numerals; 

Water Polo Squad (2, £); 

Class Football (5, 2), Class Numerals (j, 1); 

Glee Club (£); 

Football B- Squad (/). 




PARSON!! Well, I wouldn't say yes. Parson's from 
way out in Kansas. Just a neat sheer line from cuello 
to thatch. That's Ben, the little sunflower of the party, 
always ready to uncork a lazy seductive smile for a 
pretty femme, or at a good joke. Hates to be called a 
s avoir but as evidence, he never bones and is never unsat. 

Little small for the big team on the gridiron, but the 
Regiment is there on all sports, outdoors and in. He 
charms many a rhino heart away from its pet blues with 
melodious strains from his old Strad. Or he can make a 
Bolshevik out of any true lover of Beethoven with the 
jazzy strains of his trombone. No use at all to resist. 

Of a quiet disposition, big heart, and understanding, 
Ben's the port o' call for all our moans; and delivers 
just the kind of cheer to make a fellow take a brace. 
Tries to stand from under but -when the old bucket gets 
nervous he takes it like a real salt. 

Glee Club (4, j, 2, 1); 

Orchestra; 

Choir. 



Benjamin Van Meter Russell 
parsons, kansas 

"Ben" "Skivvy" 



46Z 




ul 



THE good-looking Dane here came to us from the 
corn fields of the Middle West and it wasn't long 
before all hands realized what a true friend he would be. 
He is a terrible Snake though, and after Plebe summer 
found it quite hard to enter Plebedom and refrain from 
seeing his lady friends. Plebe year was a dark spot for 
him but after graduation we had a new fellow. 

The cruise was much to his liking. He was right at 
home among the Danes at Copenhagen and then at 
Torquay; Second Class cruise he had an interesting time 
with a girl who forgot all about being engaged. Because 
of his great beam and tonnage, he has been an ardent 
supporter of the sub and weak squads. It seems that they 
don't do much swimming in Iowa. His avoirdupois 
about the equator has been a handicap and the subject 
of much argument and debate. 

His favorite pastimes are storing great quantities of 
chow, especially, salted peanuts, griping, talking in his 
sleep, keeping the shekels intact, and writing letters. 
He writes more letters to girls than anyone else on the 
deck, and especially to Seattle. Things were all set at 
that end during First Class cruise. 

"When is it going to be, Russ?" 




Russell Nelton Jordahl 
monona, iowa 

"Russ" 




Walter Fred Rodee 
tucson, arizona 




GAZE upon Walter Fred, girls. He doesn't like it, of 
course. Of all the ports our young adventurer has 
visited there are but two struggling for supremacy in 
favor. Brussels and Milwaukee hold some peculiarly 
potent attractions for the boy. Our youthful friend from 
the land of cactus and sand does love his liberty and leave. 
Did you ever hear him tell of his excursions into high 
life? Some parties they were. And yet the Middie is very 
very innocent for all his experience. How he does it 
we can't understand. 

Senor Rodee is one of those mortals blessed with the 
proper amount of gray matter. He will never suffer ner- 
vous prostration from too much boning nor will he be 
numbered among the dumb dozen. Perhaps that in part 
accounts for his tolerant view of life. It is most natural 
for our subject to enjoy lofty living. Aviation is his goal. 
One of his several ambitions was realized when a certain 
Mr. Williams bore him heavenward. 

Our four years together have provided a source of 
many pleasant memories. A square dealer and a man's 
friend you have proved to be. The Mother School loses 
and the Service gains when June Week, 1916, rolls 
around. 

"Are you the one from Massachusetts?" 



Class Baseball (j), Numerals; 
Black N *. 



463 




Carl Philip Metzler 
granti haven, michigan 

"Met?" " 'Short ie" 



STOP, look and well, you can do the rest if you 
think it necessary. But if you had been privileged (?) 
to be a Plebe in the classes of 2.7, 2.8 or xy you would 
never have feared for the rest. "HEY MISTER!" 

Even though the gain for the Navy seemed only a 
small one, five feet four inches, it didn't take Shultz 
long to give him the appearance of a potent factor. But 
wrestling doesn't last all year, so that Spring soon found 
him crouching over home plate swinging a hefty bat. 
If it isn't one thing it's another, that's his motto. Ac- 
cordingly Second Class year found him helping the Acad- 
emy to "strut its stuff" in bowling. Just watch the way 
the pinsetters take a safe distance- when he steps up. 
There's a reason. 

"East is East, and the West is West, and never the 
twain shall meet." Is it because of a firm belief in this 
that the subject of this ramble confines his feminine 
sorties to leave and the Midwest? 

Always ready to tackle something new; sometimes 

down but never out The Ac Department knows! 

So they come and so they go, but a friendship with Metz 
will go on forever. 

Wrestling Squad (^4, 3), Navy Numerals; 
Bowling Squad, Navy Numerals (2, 1); 
Class Baseball (4, j, 2, 1). 







HEY! Wife! Where is my letter? That darn train 
service sure is punk." This monologue portrays 
the main interest of our Brute. Decreed by the fickle 
finger of Fate, he has not as yet withdrawn Cupid's 
everstraying dart, covered with copper dust from the far- 
famed Superior Region. 

Pee Wee soon stepped into the front rank in Steam, 
having spent a year at the Michigan College of Mines, 
for he was able to sketch a cross-section of anything from 
a mine shaft to a Dago Prof. Yes — Dago. The romance 
of that harmonious language has fascinated him, for he 
continually ran aground, but never stranded, on the 
shoals of Lisbon and Cadiz. Still, they never ruffled his 
calm, serene, bearing. (Lots of velvet, got a z.51 in 

Da g°-) 

"Say, Mister, how can a little guy like you shine his 

shoes thataway?" 

"That's the triumph of science over brute strength, 

Sir." Ability of repartee has given Brute the best of 

many an argument, even — yea, verily I sayeth unto you, 

he has almost convinced us that Darwin was right. 

Always willing to help a friend — he cheerfully gives up 

skags, and postage stamps, or even drags for one, and 

greater love hath no man than he drag blind. 

Class Wrestling (4, 3), Numerals (4, 5). 



464 



Ernest Parker Mills 
houghton, michigan 

"Bee Wee" "Brute" 




APPOINTED from Martinsville, Indiana, but a walk- 
- ing encyclopedia on California, in fact he has any- 
Native Son beat when it comes to boosting. 

Savvies everything except Dago, although a star man 
he likes to tell of the time that Gentleman Joe gave him 
a z.6 so that he could make his first Plebe leave. He reads 
a Steam book like a novel, but says that he can't work 
Juice probs by walking around a "coicle," for it gets him 
dizzy. 

Knox, being a Navy Junior, knows ships from the 
Ark up to the Emma Giles. His ability to make models 
and array them for Saturday morning inspection has 
turned the head of many a W.O. away from a locker in 
gross disorder. 

"Mr. Perrill, what ship has your father now?" 

"None, sir." 

"Midshipman in Charge, put this man down; locker 
in gross disorder." 

He has done good work on the swimming squad for 
two years and rides the table like the "Fourth Horse- 
man." You'll find him every Saturday afternoon hound- 
ing the telephone operator for long distance to Baltimore, 
"Say, Central, what the devil's wrong with that line?" 

Class Swimming Q4); 
Swimming Squad Q, 2, 1); 
Class Crest Committee; 
Star (4, 2). 




Harlan Knox Perrill 
martinsville, indiana 

"Knox" 




George William Campbell 
springfield, illinois 

"George" 




THIS light-haired youth tried the Army Ambulance 
Service during the war and took such a liking to the 
Service that he decided to make a life's job of it. 

He may have a straw thatch on his dome but that is 
no sign that he is at all light in his upper story. Quite 
the contrary. George is about the most serious-minded 
man in the outfit. 

George started out for football his Plebe year but he 
was too light to do the dirty work as a regular player so 
he tried the managing end of the game. His hard and 
consistent work brought him his reward in the end and 
George got to leave us at San Diego with the team, First 
Class cruise. But he claims that the military side of life 
has too much of a grip on him and he wants to show 
his manly form in a Gyrene's uniform. He has a weakness 
for submarines, however (he simply must have a marine 
in the name), and in the end he may decide to cast his 
lot with the Service. But whatever he does and 
wherever he goes he'll find old and true friends and will 
make many new ones. 

Sub-Squad (4, /, 2, /); 
Gymkhana (4, 5); 
Manager Football (/); 
Log Staff 0, 2). 



465 




Robert Ruffin Johnson 
detroit, michigan 

"Ruff" "Mock" 



EGAD — ladies and gentlemen — allow me to introduce 
to you one who hails from the Wolverine state. His 
name perhaps is not listed in Dunn & Bradstreet, nor, 
on the other hand, does his likeness grace the portals of 
the Rogues' Gallery, but, nevertheless, notwithstanding, 
and howsoever, he is well known to us and we are glad 
for this fact. 

His tri-monthly rhino spells detracted but little from 
his enjoyment of life, and his genial disposition has 
carried him over all the rough spots. To this day it is 
doubtful if he realizes that the Academic Department 
should be taken seriously. It is rumored that he boned a 
lesson once for half an hour when he was unable to find 
anything else to read. This, however, has not been 
authenticated. 

If sleep is the interest we pay on death, then Ruff has 
his dues paid in full. His most enjoyable shut-eye is 
obtained from twenty minutes before formation until the 
bell disturbs his reveries. 

As a mixer he has no equal and is bound to be well- 
liked wherever he may be. To know him is to like him 
and to like him is to want to know him better. Here's 
luck to you, Ruff. 

Class Ring Committee; 

Company Representative (2); 

Class Crew (2), Assistant Manager (2)/ 

Black N * * * * *; 

Hop Committee (1). 




YES, ma'am, that's my roommate." This likeness 
shows why it is always to one of the female of the 
species that the above quotation is always addressed. 

From Lansing he came to conquer new and more 
numerous hearts and let it never be said that he failed. 
Although not an athlete of varsity material, he was 
always willing to take on all-comers in wrestling or 
boxing. Above the average in savviness, Pete never was 
bothered by the Ac Department, and always managed to 
keep mighty close to a 3.40. He did succeed in hitting a 
tree in Steam and the incident almost caused a congres- 
sional investigation. 

Whenever he can gather three or four other torturers 
together the neighbors are sure to hear some ear-splitting 
barber shops. The only hobbies that compete with sing- 
ing are dancing and playing bridge. The table is never 
covered with dust from lack of use, and no hop is com- 
plete unless he gives the girls a treat. A good man is hard 
to find but a better man than Pete can hardly be imagined. 

"Now, Ruff, you just come and see me in September 
and I'll show you some mean stuff." 



Gerald Davey Baker 
lansing, michigan 

"Pete" " Bake " " Panadero ' 



Choir (4, j, 2, /); 
Bonding Squad (2, 
Black N*. 



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466 




FRIENDS, Americans, and Rebels, lend me some time. 
I am here to describe Crook, not to convict him. 
The good that men do seldom lives after them but this 
shall not be so in his case. 

He came to us from the Sunny South to show us just 
what a true Southerner was like, and in deserting his 
home he left a trail of broken hearts from Selma to the 
sea. 

Crook is the one and only true example of a Red Mike 
at the Academy, but from the letters he receives one 
might come to the conclusion that the Sheik of Alabam 
is in our tents. Hearts weren't the only playthings our 
hero used for toys, for at the bridge table I have seen 
him make many a grand slam in Spades. 

He was always bilging in his imagination and only in 
his imagination. We haven't called him savvy, but he 
could certainly be called safe. Athletics never bothered 
him, and he never bothered them. In fact, the radiator 
carries the imprint of his shoe soles and never will these 
be obliterated. 

"What do you mean 'you all' isn't correct?" 

Log Staff (2, .1); 
Rifle Squad (2, /). 




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Frank Calhoun Lee 
selma, alabama 




Eddy William Elliott 
boulder, colorado 

"Eddy "Chico" 




EDDY, just because he is Eddy, can get away with 
most anything that he attempts. He comes from that 
part of the country where they attempt things, too. 
Young ladies beware when Eddy is around, for you have 
all heard the age-old story of those who play with the 
paint wagon. 

Not many deserve the name of Chico, for not all are 
Emersons, Guests, or tonsorial artists. Tis an art and 
many have been saved from disgrace and publicity by 
Chico's best efforts in his line. 

Let us now turn to Eddy the athlete; one who has 
worked hard and made good. Since Plebe year he has 
been on the Academy crew. Those who row with him 
say he is an oarsman and it takes a man to be worthy 
of that name. Next is basketball. He made the squad his 
first year out and played on through 192.6. In football he 
was going big but Lady Luck took a hand and injured 
him. 

Eddv made the grade, the squads, and our hearts. We 
will surely miss him when he goes his way and we go 
ours. 

Creiv Sqiiad (4, j, 2, 1); 
Basketball Squad (2, 1); 
Hop Committee Q); 
Football Squad (4, f); 
Black N. 



467 




Howard Edward Ballman 
st. louis, missouri 

"Piggy" "Fats" 



PIGGY always knew that he would make a good 
sailor because he sailed across the Mississippi River 
once on a ferry boat. 

You can always see him out for some sport; generally 
it is for ai.5, and if it hadn't been for Math who knows 
but what he would be kicking shins with the best of 
them on the soccer field. Anyway he always manages to 
pull sat in the third month of each term. He's there in a 
pinch. Why is it that one always sees him over in the 
gym taking workouts about a month before leave? 
We would say it was so he could get into his cits. 

You couldn't drag Piggy to a hop if you had the entire 

Follies there. "Come on, Piggy, let's go to the hop" 

"Naw, gotta write a letter to A . I haven't written 

her since this afternoon." 

But, although you never see him with the fairer sex, 
from all we can learn he drives them mad with envy in 
his own home town. There are two things he loves to 
do better than anything else. One is to eat, and the other 
is to eat more. His greatest ambition — 14 kids and a 
Cadillac; but at present his only asset is a Chevrolet. 

Football B-Squad (4); 

Class Soccer (4); 

Soccer Squad (j, 2, 7), Navy Numerals (j, 2, 1); 

Weak Squad (5, 2). 




IADIES and gentlemen, I desire to submit for your 
-^ approval the one and only "Barker of Whale-oil." 
He has a corner on ten thousand — think of that — a corner 
on ten thousand little baby whales, imported from the 
famed river Styx. The one and only Joe La Force has 
successfully sold three shares of this tremendous enter- 
prise. Is not that splendid? It is marvelous! Mr. La Force 
has not only made a name for himself in business, he is a 
Sheik of no mean ability. Ay, and a billiard player of 
great renown is he. There is no doubt but that Archie 
was giving exhibitions when Hoppe was still rack- 
ing them up. Athletics have never been graced with 
his participation but every man to his likes. Joe can't 
sing any better than a love-sick bull-frog, but my, how 
he can whistle. Does it just like a cuckoo clock. But he 
is a good sport. He would give you the last nickel he had 
if you needed it. He is generally cheerful and that is 
saying a lot. Hut has a fine personality and one enjoys 
knowing him even though he is wont to sell you stock 
in his project. There is one thing certain about Joe and 
that is that he will succeed in life's battle. Any man who 
can talk as he can, could sell Listerine to canary birds. 
No matter, Hut is a fine man. He has based his principles 
upon the firmest foundation known to man and when a 
man does that he will surelv win out. 



468 



Andrew Hudson La Force 
columbia, missouri 

"Hut" "Archie" "Joe" 




J 



JUST about the only nautical thing we can find hanging 
on this fellow's family tree is the fact that his ances- 
tors migrated in prairie schooners. This, however, did not 
seem to deter his desire to be sea-going, and accordingly 
he forsook the land of sunshine and cactus for the realm 
of bosun's strawberries. Ever since the first time he 
donned those monstrous white works, he has been all 
for the Navy. As a matter of fact, he seems to have a 
passion for protecting her fair name. 

The demon Juice almost devoured him Second Class 
year, but a well placed shove by a Prof known as "Dad- 
dy" put him back on our side of the fence. However, 
at this point his perspiration curve took a sudden jump. 

If you should ask him for a description of his Utopia, 
this is what he would tell you: "Just give me a destroyer 
on independent duty somewhere down South. Just let 
me see the old sun go sinking down and hear the water 
lapping at my baby's sides. Just give me the strength to 
do my duty to God and to my country; then I'll be in 
Utopia." 

A delightful mixture of philosopher, humorist, and 
judge of fellow men. His is the type that forms the back- 
bone of the Navy. 




Lewis Robinson Miller 
gonzales, texas 



"Lewj" 




William Miller, Jr. 
washington, district of columbia 

"BUI" 




IN June of 1905 this world was blessed by the debut 
of William Charles George Miller. Despite the handi- 
cap of this appendage he grew into a nice, rolly-polly 
boy. When still a mere child, Bill knocked out a Presi- 
dential appointment and decided to walk in the parental 
footsteps by following the sea. 

After by-passing his name to just plain William Miller 
Junior, he became a Plebe, even as you and I, destined to 
inhale his beans and slum in our Academy "quick and 
dirty." His arms were so short that it was feared that he 
would starve, but circumstances proved him to be a 
formidable messmate and a worthy opponent for the 
rangiest of us. 

Plebe year Bill was a notorious Red Mike with a 
price on his head. Youngster year he became a rabid, 
foaming-at-the-mouth, red mane variety of Scarlet Mich- 
ael. But the old saying that "once they get their arms 
around you, you are Mowed up" proved true again, and 
he sank with all hands. To the femme who finally cor- 
rals him, we all join in saying that she has the truest and 
best pal in all the world. 

Class Water Polo (4); 
Water Polo Squad (j, 2, 1), Navy 
Numerals (2). 



469 




Malcolm Sidney Adams 
albany, alabama 

"Mack" "Happy" 



BUT how will I know which one is Mack?" 
"Oh, just pick out the one with light hair and a 
big mouth and bring him out." 

Unlike the typical Southerner, Mack always has 
something to do. He is either reading, sewing, or bounc- 
ing around on those identifying spring knees looking for 
a pair of scales to determine how much more he has to 
worry about that pound which he lost last week. But 
such troubles and worries have not succeeded very well 
in keeping this good man down. 

Mack has proven himself to be a scholar by his con- 
tinuous victories over the poor Academic Department. 
It was a mere thousandth of a point that kept a star off 
his collar. As an athlete he has chosen a gentleman's 
sport and so spends his energy pushing the boys around 
at the point of a sword. His ability as a swimmer has 
gained for him much fame as a Sub-Squad artist. 

"I wish those big waves in the pool would quiet 
down." Didn't you hear that funny sound? Ah, 'tis 
Mack singing those old Blues. Let's go in and listen to 
the better part of the old home-town quartet. Mack is 
always ready to entertain you or do anything else for 
you. He is a true friend as well as an "officer and a 
gentleman." 

Fencing Squad (2, 1), N (2). 







HE seen I had him and he ain't had nothing to say" 
is a favorite and original expression of the one 
and only man sized "Fig Newton." Why does he talk 
that way? Why, folks, he's from Memphis, down in 
Dixie. Flivver's love for arguments and his facility for 
getting the best of them seems to have caused that 
expression. 

Fig Newton isn't really lazy; he just likes to rest. 
"Flivver, why don't you stow your laundry?" 

"Ah, P.D., it's just Wednesday and I've stowed 
most of it already." If you suggest work, he makes 
excuses, but if you suggest a tussle, he will have you 
with a double leg tackle and be sitting on your neck in a 
second. 

We have often heard him say he's not in love; but 
there is a whispered rumor that, as a first section Juice 
savoir, he bilged an exam because his girl went to V.M.I, 
for the week-end and failed to write. Flivver is undecided 
whether to go into the Navy or the Marines but we 
wish him well and know that he will succeed in what- 
ever he attempts. 

Gym Squad (4); 
Class Wrestling (2, i)j 
Class Tennis (j); 
Tennis Squad (2, 1); 
Class Sivimming (2). 



470 



Ford Newton Taylor 
memphis, tennessee 

"Flivver" 










AT the tender age of eleven years this little lad emi- 
J- A- grated from Ohio to the Sunny South where he soon 
realized the error of his ways and became converted into a 
true Southern Gentleman. 

His next step was to transplant himself to Maryland 
where his naval career was inaugurated after he had over- 
ruled the Medical Board when they ventured to suggest 
that his stature was not quite that in vogue for the dash- 
ing young naval officer of today. 

Since his entrance he has applied himself diligently 
and has firmly established himself as one of the more 
brilliant luminaries in our N. A. constellation. Nor has 
he confined his efforts to the Academics entirely. He has 
gained for himself no little fame as a gymnast. He can 
do all manner of delightfully clever and thrilling stunts 
on any of the gym apparatus and has featured prominently 
in more than one Intercollegiate meet. Naturally savvy 
and hard working, he is a boon to his wooden classmates 
and has saved more than one man for the Navy by his 
extra instruction which he administers impartially to 
all who care to partake. A true friend and a real man, 
he'll be hard to beat as shipmate or an officer. 

Gym Squad (4, j, 2, 1), gNt (4), N (2), Captain (j); 
All-around Intercollegiate Champion (2); 
Gymkhana (_?, 2); 
Star (4, j, 2, j). 




Paul David Stroop 
mobile, alabama 

"P. D." 




Henry Farrow 
mobile, alabama 

"Hank" "Speedy" 




LADIES and gentlemen, our typical Southerner. It 
■* didn't take an act of Congress to make a gentleman 
of him for he hails from dear old Dixie. 

Like all true Southerners, Speedy discloses a hearty 
aversion for any unnecessary exertion, be it physical or 
mental. To this end he has roosted in the limbs of the 
Academic trees consistently. His modesty, as he explains, 
forbids his showing an unseemly amount of knowledge. 
Not that he really couldn't get the stuff; but you would- 
n't expect him to bilge his wooden classmates in the 
anchor sections. 

Let a weekly warning grow into a monthly tree; let 
the Executive Department score heavily; or let some 
sorely smitten damsel sigh for her true lover. Do any of 
these alarming situations bother Speedy? Not in the 
least! His calm bearing is unruffled and his brow shows 
not the slightest sign of worry. Our blase young man of 
affairs maintains a stable equilibrium. 

Despite his easy-going attitude and his sarcastic 
appellation Speedy occupied a seat on the wrestling 
table whenever the Academics so permitted. 

We'll all remember him as a real gentlemen of lofty 
ideals; a sincere friend, dignified and fun-loving withal. 

Class Wrestling (4, 3, 2), Numerals (j)v 
Wrestling Squad (/). 



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I 




Henry Chester Bruton 
little rock, arkansas 

"Ches" "Brute" 



MISTER Speaker, Mister Speaker, I have been trying 
to get your attention for the last twenty minutes. 
Change the name of Arkansas! "With this fa- 
mous oration Chester entertained the Fourth Deck 
Youngsters soon after making their acquaintance. He 
hails from Arkansas and admits it, but has succeeded in 
spite of this handicap. 

At the beginning of Plebe year Ches started to pile 
up the old velvet and proved that his state was not 
entirely lacking in savoirs. Since then the asterisk has 
been consistently present on his F. D. collar. He refused 
to be bothered by such trivial things as drags and from 
the first has been a confirmed Red Mike. But it may be 
that he is out of his environment and is most reptilic 
below the Mason-Dixon. 

Brute lived up to his nickname by going out for gym 
and performing amazing stunts on the parallel bars. He 
has persisted in his favorite sport even after thrilling 
the audience with a unique, as well as accidental, 
dismount. 

"What, only three letters? Say, who hid the rest of my 
mail?" 

Gym Squad (j, 2, 1); 
Star (4, 1, 2, /). 




NOW Dago class will be held immediately and only 
one translation will be made. Sure, come in my 
room; I'm not in charge this week." Ken is the original 
language shark and his favorite indoor sport is trans- 
lating Virgil or reading Moliere. On the cruise he was 
equally at home in Copenhagen or in Lisbon and the 
dope is that he threatened to learn Chinese until he 
found that ensigns weren't being sent to theChinastation. 

Much of Ken's time is taken up with music (?). He 
broadcasts regularly every evening on any instrument he 
can borrow, ranging from an ocarina to a bass saxophone. 
The rest of his time is spent in the fencing gallery or on 
the tennis courts, where he can cover the ground in spite 
of his short stature. 

Colonel nearly starred Plebe year and since then has 
not allowed the insignificant Academics to interfere with 
his pursuit of happiness. He is neither a Snake nor a Red 
Mike, but merely indifferent to the charms of women 
— as anyone must be who can fall asleep at the Follies 
Bergere. 

Fencing Squad Ci); 

Class Fencing (j, 2), Numerals (j, 2); 

Class Tennis (^ 2, j), Numerals (j, 2, /); 

Class Track ( 1); 

Sub-Squad (j, 2); 

Mandolin Club (/). 



47^ 



Kenneth Hall Cornell 
randolph, new york 

"Ken" "Colonel" 







yj 



ONE of Lola's greatest assets is his ability to take 
misfortune cheerfully. The request, "Name and 
initials, please" never failed to cause a grin on his part. 
Upon one occasion when a W.O. joyously found him 
wearing a non-reg shirt and informed him of various 
well-known facts as prescribed by the "little blue book," 
he blithely agreed, returning smile for smile. 

Leave always meant one of two things to Lola. 
No sleep or nothing but sleep, and more often the former 
unless some disastrous bet had left him flat. There have 
been times when he felt the need of adventure and made 
exceptions, but from the sorrowful tales afterwards 
related these exceptions proved to be even worse than 
failures. Cease, far from being a Snake, drags whenever 
the earnest supplication of a friend in need results in his 
acting against his better judgment. Frequent abstract 
moods, coupled with sad — for the rest of us — attempts 
to make use of the vocabulary of rimes, certainly indicate 
that Cupid has loosed his treacherous shaft. Details are 
lacking. 

There are some people we appreciate more the better 
we know them, and Lysle is of that type. He is earnest 
and diligent both in work and in play. With this spirit 
and his good nature we feel perfectly safe in prophesying 
his future success and advancement in the Service. 

Class Baseball (3, 2, i), Numerals (j, 2, i); 
Gymkhana (2, j). 




Lysle Willard Cease 
canton, pennsylvania 

"Lola" 




Edward Walter Snedeker 
benkelman, nebraska 

" Sneddy" 




QUIET, Lord! Never lets us know what's going on 
in that Master Mind — but, he gets there just the 
same. "Say, what do you think I made in the Seamanship 

exam?" No! Well I'll be 3.81. He belongs to that 

famous category of men who believe in always letting 
actions speak louder than mere words. To this end he is 
always on the job, and ever ready with a pleasant smile 
and a helping hand in time of need — believe us wooden 
boys, they're many too. 

A sturdy son of Nebraska, he believes in a solid 
foundation, whether it be boxing, football, track, or 
affairs of amour. He says all things come to them who 
wait. We readily believe that but we realize that our 
Sneddy is far from being one of the waiters, as do several 
others who once entertained aspirations to class honors 
via the ropes and the rosined deck. 

On the surface you would say that he had been a 
Red Mike to the bitter end. There's a girl in the case 
somewhere, however, for who else could provoke such a 
steady stream of sweet phrases which pour out from the 
pen of our ruddy Sneddy? Occasionally, quite often in 
fact, we notice long slim documents postmarked Ne- 
braska; so alas, there can only be one conclusion. 

Class Track Q4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (3,2, i)j 
Class Boxing (2, j), Numerals (2, 1); 
Class Football (j, 2, 1), Numerals (2). 



473 



■ 




Murry Whitney Clark 
ogden, IOWA 

"Max" "Gaston" 



WHAT! Only two letters this morning!" And at 
that Murry has a right to complain, for corres- 
pondence is the biggest part of his life. We often wonder 
how he manages to get along on the monthly allowance 
of stamps — but, of course, there are always obliging 
roommates. 

Murry came to us from the land of the tall corn, and 
likes the Navy only because it feels so good when he can 
go on leave. He is at the front seat of the first train going 
out on leave and rides the observation platform of the 
last train back. But it wasn't so nice when he missed 
connections September and came back two hours over- 
leave and got ten hours of extra duty. He has been a 
charter member of the extra duty squad ever since; and 
any Saturday night he is not at the hop it is because he is 
serving punishment periods. In plain self-defense because 
of the many times he has hit the pap he has become an 
accomplished sea-lawyer and an adept in the gentle art 
of writing statements. 

He has had many hard struggles with the Academics 
but, by putting forth a mighty effort at the end of each 
term, he has always managed to pull up his average to 
the necessary z.5. Long may he wave and what difference 
will velvet make fifty years from now? 




DURING his sojourn by the Bay this quiet young 
man of the hurried step has revealed to us a rather 
unique personality. Of a retiring disposition, so much so 
that the Profs doubt the truth of what they know because 
Zick repeats it; yet one of his outstanding characteristics 
has been a love of discussion. Born with the tempera- 
ment of a divine, he became a Midshipman. 

Studies have never given him much worry and being a 
radio savoir and a disciple of Marconi, most of his time 
has been devoted to fathoming the secrets of wireless. 
The possession of a radio set has been his fondest dream 
since Plebe year but each year it has been the Executive 
Department's ruling that it was a next higher class rate. 
He combined with savviness an absolute disregard for the 
gentle sex. But the usual thing happened. He changed 
from a disinterested outsider to the ranks of the Snakes 
in just one short Second Class Christmas leave. His fond- 
ness for radio persisted, however, perhaps due to the 
fact that radio has become a form of parlor entertainment. 
The last of Second Class year Fate smiled (?) upon him 
and he was chosen one of the boy aviator nominees. 
Small of stature, he has acquired a reputation for speed 
— it's always, "Hey, Zick! where you going in all the 
rush?" 

Class Soccer Q4, 2); 

Sub-Squad (2); 

Lucky Bag Staff. 



474 



Frank Peter Pyzick 
wells, minnesota 

"Zick" "Peter" 




NOW I'll tell you, a man is a fool to get married," 
and thus the hero of this sketch begins a line of 
chatter that leaves his listeners spellbound. He'll have 
you believing him, too, or if you are in doubt he'll 
switch over to the other side and argue for it. He is 
versatile along that line. Either way suits Charlie, and 
any subject, any time, any place. 

The survival of the fittest has never worried Charlie. 
His has been a happy-go-lucky life, and he early took 
to the philosophy of that immortal sage and prophet, 
Omar Khayyam. He has let but little worry him and few 
things happen that he cannot take with a smile and the 
proverbial grain of salt. 

The Academics bothered Charlie at first. Math, in 
particular, seemed to be a dark spot in an otherwise 
bright world, and it was with a sigh of relief that he 
buried it. He does not sport any stars on his collar, but 
when the old punch was needed he came through with a 
bang. 

There has and always will be only one girl for Charlie. 
This shows that he must be easy to get along with, and 
that he has been lucky. Almost every day she proved she 
was still the O.A.O. Good luck to you! With such a girl 
and in the fleet where you've always wanted to be, 
almost anything may happen. 




. 



Clifton Bogart Maddox 
carbon hill, alabama 

Charlie " " M.addie 




Benjamin Francis Tompkins 
newberry, south carolina 

"Tommy" 




THE girl of my dreams is the sweet — est gir-rl." 
Have you ever failed to hear him, but he can sing 
and does. Not only does he make the corridors of Bancroft 
Hall resound and the eardrums of his wife vibrate to 
the blithesome melody from reveille to taps — "This 
world is such a small place, and he's never far away" — 
but does he not also, bubbling over with joy, proceed 
far into the night? He does. 

Thoroughly modern and has ideas on everything from 
the brand of cigarettes a man of taste should smoke to 
the settlement of the Allied War Debt. An adept fusser, 
has dragged Fidelity and Obedience, Springfield, Blind, 
Sat, and Unsat on so many occasions that he has a stand- 
ing in the percentage columns that is rivalled only by 
that of the Georgia Peach himself. 

It is evening and the many hardships of the day fade 
away into the ethereal as easily and as quietly as does 
the pale white smoke of Tommy's favorite pipe. As you 
gaze into those blue eyes, you can see that Tommy too 
is far, far, away. Of what can he be dreaming — a vine- 
covered cottage nestled among the foothills of dear old 
Dixie and the ? Yes, there is one. 

Listening to a eulogy of a home in words that drop 
from his tongue with the smoothness of oil, tinged with 
the balmy southern dialect, makes one philosophize on 
life and wonder if the great Napoleon, homeless in all 
his glory, was really a success. 



475 




John Jarvis Crane 
toledo, ohio 

' JigJig " " Ichabod ' 



WHO is that big handsome boy over there?" This 
question is the invariable query of one's drag 
when she first sees him. Does he give them a second look 
or thought? No! He remains aloof and disdainful. But 
he has a very inquisitive nature when it comes to the 
intricacies of Art. He asked a dancer at the Follies- 
Bergere where she learned that dance and he has been 
trying to do it ever since. 

Besides this weakness he has a craving for extra 
instruction from the Executive Department. There was 
one month though, when he caused much sorrow in the 
Executive Department: he did not get a single demerit. 
It was such a wondrous feat that the home paper 
immediately elevated him to fame. Extra!! "Toledo 

Boy Stands One in Class." Alas little did they know 

that four hundred others stood the same. 

It is very seldom that the Ac Departments caused him 
much worry. Not so much because he labored diligently 
but because he was naturally gifted. If you ask him why 
he is so gifted he will reply that he is from Toledo. And 
he will laugh and laugh because he knows all along that 
that is not the reason. 

Basketball Squad (j, 2); 

Class Basketball (2, 1), Numerals (jz)j 

Lacrosse Squad (4, 5), Navy Numerals (4, f). 




THE wild wild women, they go wild, simply wild 
over me." Rudolph and Ramon are no Sheiks at all 
compared to our Rollo. He treats them rough and makes 
them like it. Sheiking isn't Rollo's only accomplish- 
ment. Hasn't he batted the Acs sufficiently hard after a 
poor start and an uphill battle? 

Here is a man who is at home where they say "voulez 
vous," or "quiere Usted." His cheerful smile and his 
boisterous laugh make him a charming companion to 
even those who can't talk his own language as he so well 
demonstrated on Youngster and Second Class cruises. 
His playful nature was completely satisfied during his 
three days in Paris where his adventures in that famous 
playground of the world would make the tales of the 
Arabian Knights seem stale. He sincerely believes that 
he is immune to this thing called love, but alas, 'tis he 
who falls last who falls hardest. Who knows when he'll 
meet his Waterloo? 

Besides being a Snake, Rollo is a charter member of the 
Radiator Club, holding the world's record for sitting 
down. Yea, verily, not upon a chair but upon the lowly 
radiator itself. His knowledge of the contents of the 
Cosmo, Red Book, Saturday Evening Post, and all the other 
magazines is astounding. 

"Hey, have you read the conclusion of the "Buc- 
caneers of the Bahamas?" 



Black N 



476 



Charles Roland Rohweder 
toledo, ohio 

"Rollo" "Chuck" 




WHEN Harry first joined us Plebe summer and before 
he was known to most of us by name, he was spoken 
of as "That right guide of the Second Company who is 
always smiling." And that is the way you will usually 
find him. Of course he gets rhino, as do the rest of us, 
but that condition never lasts long, especially if a letter 
from the O. A.O. of the moment comes. 

During Plebe year he went out for football, wrestling 
and tennis, but what with the call of Lady Fatima, the 
Cosmo, and a hard battle with the Dago Department, 
nothing held him long. Youngster year the Acs were 
more friendly, so after much persuasion he eventually 
went out for class water polo, but he didn't stay long. 
He had found something he liked and the varsity called. 
Hodge is something of a Snake, but he isn't a fusser 
and he abhors tea-fights. If everyone were as easy to get 
along with as he, there would be no need for a League 
of Nations. But don't try to run over him. He knows 
what he rates and has a hundred and ninety pounds to 
back it up. And don't call him Peter. He is the best of 
roommates, but there is only one person who can call 
him that and he says it isn't the wife. 

Water Polo Squad (j), Navy Numerals; 
Track Squad (2, 1). 




Henry Titus Hodgskin 
philadelphia, pennsylvania 

"Hank" "Hodve" "Tite" 




Ralph Edward Patterson 
des moines, iowa 

"Pat" "Patricia" 




PAT — just Pat — from out where the good corn flows. 
'Twas a long time ago, mon ami, but like Saint Paul, 
you've fought a good fight and rightfully deserve the 
benefits that you will derive from it. 'Tis true that up 
until Second Class year you just floated along on the 
wings of good fortune and a rather potent line in the 
classroom, but it seems that there must have been a fair 
dark damsel in the background who inspired you to a 
little better effort your last two years. May your years 
to come in the Fleet be as successful as your last two in 
the Academy. 

You were never much inclined toward athletics, 
Patty boy, but evidently that same subtle influence was 
felt Second Class year when you started to show the 
boys that God gave you fists for other things than writing 
letters and holding the inevitable hands of bridge. 

You've made many friends while you were with us, 
Pat, by your quiet unassuming way, so the best luck 
that we can wish you is to see you hold your head up 
the way you have here, and look the world in the eye 
with as fearless a glance as you have done in the past. 
May the ladder of success have many rungs for you, my 
boy, and may you at last achieve your ultimate goal — 
the top— for we know that nothing less will satisfy 
you. Adios. 



477 




h 



George Wallace Foltz 
princeton, minnesota 

"George" 



GOSH, I'm all tired out tonight — I can't bone." 
This is the 'way our hero starts out every evening 
study period, and five minutes later we find him caulking 
copiously on his downy(?) mattress. But why should 
George bone? After having gone three years to the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota and being savvy by nature he can 
well afford to caulk during study periods and still stand 
up amongst the best of 'em in the class. But while George 
will never study his own lesson he will gladly give up 
an hour of peaceful slumber to help some wooden man 
get an upper hand on the Academics. 

He can't very well be called a Snake, although on 
several occasions Dan Cupid has been within shooting 
range and failed to score a hit. 

Any afternoon in the spring George could be found on 
Worden Field participating in the brutal game of lacrosse. 
His love for the game was not diminished in the least 
when, during Plebe year, his face got in the way of a 
lacrosse ball and left him with a huge, shining, black orb. 

As a true friend' you can find none better. His heart's 
as big as the great open spaces from which he hails. 
Luck to you, George. 

Class Lacrosse (4, j, 2, i)j 
Class Bowling (2). 




WITH the everlasting persistency of the leech, Buck 
has followed his nose all these years with only a 
slight deviation in his path of progression. It led him 
through many miles of corridors in the Senate Office 
Building in search of an appointment; to extra cruises 
by request on the Severn; and last but loudest, to the 
expression of his musical (?) talent in the Jazz Band. 
Crew drew his first and lasting devotion at the Acad- 
emy; first as an oarsman and later, when lack of weight 
prevented his success in that direction, in the role of 
manager. 

Joyful, light, and always happy, Frank's is the spirit 
which bubbles up and effervesces with the exuberance of 
youth. The only grudge he was ever known to hold was 
against the unassuming and defenceless figurehead of 
the "Macedonian"; and that, alas! for a too close resem- 
blance to his own physiognomy. To outdo his brother, 
to be a big strong crew man, to go on leave and to always 
return; these are his ambitions. Judge him not harshly, 
but lightly — as he is. 

Crew Squad Q4, 3); 
Assistant Manager (2); 
Manager (1); 
Class Crew (2); 
Jazx. Band Q4, 3, 2, 1); 
Black N *. 



478 



John Franklin Walsh 
washington, district of columbia 

"Buck" "Macey" 




WHERE you from, Mister French?" "Near New 
Haven, sir." Thus would our little Louey set at 
rest the curiosity of the bold Upper Classmen. Charles 
had his Cromwell, Caesar his Brutus, and Eaton had his 
appetite. Elijah would have turned green with envy at 
Eaton's christening, for no other name could have 
carried as great prophetic truthfulness. In spite of his 
failing, however, Louey never exceeded the "perfect 
thirty-six," although he possesses the well-known jollity 
of a man of much greater proportions. 

No matter how far from the Academy was Louey in 
body, his heart was always back in dear old Annapolis, 
or at least near there. No one who knew him would 
commit the indiscretion of asking his whereabouts on 
the week-ends. The Mess Hall saw very little of him on 
the Sabbath; but oh, those tales of chicken dinners! 

Wherever there was hilarity, Louey would be found. 
He was not, on the other hand, one who put pleasure 
before business, and for this reason we have hopes of 
some day seeing him occupy a niche in the Hall of Fame. 

Manager Bowling Team (/); 
Class Bowling (2, i)j 
Class Football (4). 




Louis Eaton French 

SHELTON, CONNECTICUT 

"Louey" 



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Arthur George Stanford 
west haven, connecticut 

"Doc" "Art" 




I AM going to bone. This stuff is fruit if you just 
put a little time on it." But Time's moment of 
inertia is great, and Doc has not always starred. Before 
entering the Academy Doc spent two years at Yale and 
as a result of the foundation laid there he has never 
suffered much from Academics. 

Moreover old Eli presented us with a generous friend 
and a mixer of worth as has been proved to us on various 
occasions. We will never forget the little singsong that 
Doc used to lead on the Second Class cruise. 

It is not known whether Doc singled out Spike or 
whether Spike singled out Doc but the fact remains that 
in him Spike found one of his hardest hitting proteges. 
We wonder if his footwork in the ring has influenced 
that mean hoof of his on the dance floor. Seldom is there 
a hop which he does not attend, sporting the official 
badge of the Hop Committee, with all the debonair 
grace of the "Connecticut Yankee." 

Boxing Squad (4, 2), Navy Numerals (2); 
Class Soccer (2), Numerals; 
Class Representative Qf); 
Hop Committee (2); 
Glee Club (j, 2). 



479 




Henry Thornton Dietrich 
piqua, ohio 

"Dete" 



AA-A-A-AW HUM. Say was that late blast?" 
With this usual moan, our original Arrow Collar 
Ad begins the strenuous trials of daily routine. In the 
sporting world his much heralded fame comes from 
holding all Academy caulking records, and recently 
bettering the intercollegiate record for endurance. 

Would you suspect it? His modest, quiet exterior 
conceals a strain of romance so well that few would 
guess that this same chap surpasses the most amorous 
Don Juan of Elinor Glynn's spicy concoctions. He has 
parried his line with the nobility of Belgium; and not 
satisfied with leaving a score of weeping hearts in sunny 
France, he has often proved himself the prize of surprises 
to a number of bulky but inevitable blind drags. His 
ready wit and fluent line have reflected credit on his 
favorite organization and have won him a regular berth 
in the Radiator Club. Soon after entering, this son of 
Piqua found that his build was best adapted to a radiator 
or a bed and has taken his workouts accordingly. Conse- 
quently his fellow men find that no horseshoe fest is 
complete without him. 

Having the mind of a scholar and the traits of a good 
fellow, Dete is well equipped to enter the outside 
world and to come across with the goods. 
"Let's eat." 



Class Lacrosse (4, f); 
Class Track (4, 5). 




THE only thing we know about Hattiesburg is that 
it's Ben's home podunk. Why he chose a naval career 
is more than a mystery, even to himself. It must have 
been nothing more than an impulse that drew him from 
his native haunts and installed him as one of the pamp- 
ered pets. 

It cannot be said that he is savvy, nor that he is 
wooden. However, it suffices that the Acs have never 
gained a decision, despite the call of the lonely Cosmo, 
and his ready response to the ever present call of Mor- 
pheus. 

During Youngster year he became a member of the 
Radiator Club, and year by year has more firmly secured 
his standing therein. This, however, only increased the 
work for the postman, for femmes may come and go but 
still he is the main support of the Post Office Department. 

In spite of having an unexplainable leaning to the 
submarine service he is perfectly normal and consistent. 
So consistent in fact that he missed nothing in Paris or 
Lisbon that the well-informed midshipman sees. 

In the future on being asked if I knew Admiral Paschal 
I shall say, — -"Knew him? Of course, I endured his 
puns for four years little thinking the greatness they 
represented." 



480 



Joe Bennett Paschal 
hattiesburg, mississippi 

"Ben" 




RHODE ISLAND proved to be too small a state to 
- hold a chap with such aspirations, so Doug decided 
to join the pampered pets. His pet ambition is to retire 
at a ripe old age, with gold braid up to his elbows. Doug 
is just wild about the deep blue sea and all the little 
"psyches" therein. 

He is seldom seen in the first section of anything except 
the duty squad, but the Ac Department always loses out 
in the monthly struggle, leaving our hero among those 
still present and voting. Snake? — Well, not promiscuous- 
ly. However, he believes in clinging to the girl from 
Baltimore and is one of our best authorities on being in 
love. Mail? — Say! When, sorting mail the M.C.s always 
arrange it in two piles, one for Gladding and one for the 
rest of the deck. Doug missed his daily letter once and 
was practically unconscious for the next 2.4 hours. Then, 
there is always that weekly box of chow from home 
with those pies and cakes that Mother makes, which help 
to allay that gnawing hunger between slums, and 
which have been the salvation of many a starving M.C. 
on the long afternoon watch. 

Having accepted that little blue book as his bible, 
Doug seldom experiences the thrill of hearing his name 
broadcast in the morning announcements. However, 
figures don't lie and it is our prediction that the Navy 
will be none the worse for having Doug in it. 




Douglas Victor Gladding 
newport, rhode island 

"Doug" 




Chester Baird Graham 
buffalo, new york 

"Bim" "Cbet" 




FROM "New York State" came Bim, all eager to get 
into white works and be a naval officer. That was 
some time ago, but he's still here, and at last has achieved 
his boyhood's ambition. There were moments of doubt 
in the four long years: once Princeton nearly got him, 
but with a West Coast Cruise and aviation in sight, he 
decided to give the Navy one more chance. Then Nav 
came along. He became interested in star sights and 
Venus' lower — er, and in reductions to the meridian 
and sun lines, and now he's simply got to be a navigator. 
Won't be happy till he gets it. 

Starting his Academy career in embryo Five Striper 
fashion, he soon realized the error of his ways. And as 
the years rolled by, Bim became less and less reg and 
finally downright non-reg to the point of opening his 
Frst Class year by winning his Black N. 

Being almost a Red Mike and something of a savoir, 
Bim has had a fairly serene and untroubled career: neither 
women nor Academics ever put a wrinkle in his brow. 
The minor troubles, the pricks and slams of fortune — 
these he has managed to laugh off. The boy is a fine 
bowler, an amateur cross-country runner, an excellent 
bridge player, and a good pal. It's just as well Princeton 
didn't get him after all. 



Black N 



481 




h 



Robert Beaman Ellis 
salisbury, north carolina 

"Bob" "Slim" 



I'M a Tarheel born and I'm a Tarheel bred." "I'll 
bet Carolina beats Virginia in football this year." 

Bob is one of the proud sons and most ardent supporters 
of the "Old North State" and you know something is 
wrong when he's not talking about the beauties, both 
natural and feminine, of North Carolina. 

His greatest ambition since he has been in the Acad- 
emy has been to be first baseman on the Varsity and he 
has worked hard to realize this. As a pastime he has 
become a follower of the fistic art. 

Bob is well-known and well-liked throughout the 
Academy. He has gained many friends along the way 
in all classes. His greatest enemy has been the Math 
Department and they have waged many a battle since 
Plebe year. However, when the day came to bury Math, 
Bob was still on top and had thrown it for a fall. 

"Well, who are you in love with this time?" After 
every leave there is a different answer, and Bob is always 
in love with someone, although he has never developed 
into a real snake at the Academy. But on leave — just 
watch his smoke. 

"Any mail? Where did you hide my letter?" 

"That ain't no boy, that's a man!" 

Baseball Squad (4, 5, 2, z), 
Class Boxing (2, z). 




JUST take a look at him! Read 'em and weep! Words 
are unnecessary except as a warning. 
"I know, but this is different. I really love this girl!" 
Bob is so fickle he actually forgets with whom he is 
in love. Of course, he doesn't mean any harm by it, but 
he just can't resist a girl, especially if she is good looking. 
He began his career as a Red Mike but his last years 
have found him running around like a veteran Snake. 
He is always falling but he always manages to get out 
as soon as he meets the next one. The pay of a married 
ensign has always been interesting to him so just watch 
him. 

This is merely a sideline, however, and one of his 
minor achievements. He has been a hard and consistent 
worker in crew and in football and has made many 
friends both on and off the squads. He is also the possessor 
of a melodious voice and lends his spare time to the Glee 
Club and the Choir. Bob and the Academics have been 
good friends from the start and he has maintained a 
goodly supply of velvet without over-exerting himself. 
"Hey! Where are you going with your reefer and over- 
shoes on?" 

Football, B-Squad^, 2, z); 
Crew Squad Q4, 3); 
Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Choir (4, 3, 2, z). 



48Z 



Robert Burns Pirie 
lincoln, nebraska 

"Bob" "Red" 




yj 



HERE he is, the youngest man in the class; but Allen 
has aged rapidly during his short sojourn with Uncle 
Sam and is the proud possessor of much worldly knowl- 
edge. Plebe summer the newcomers all wondered why 
that tall fellow didn't get white work trousers long 
enough, but the laundry seems to have made Allen the 
point of many a joke. 

He misses the women and the women miss him. But 
when he makes leave — yes, that rosy Southern complex- 
ion and wavy black hair, to say nothing of the line, have 
captured many a fair damsel. The Glee Club and Choir 
have even been blessed with that smiling countenance. 
In fact, he says that he never did mind getting out of 
drill on Saturday morning. 

Studies have never held much sway over our hero's 
life. Velvet has always been easy to gather and his library 
consists of much more inspiring literature than text 
books. One might even be able to find a Cosmo among his 
effects. Never a worry, never a care, but when anything 
happens he's always there. 

"Oh! Hurry up and come down to our room, the pipe's 
bursted." 

Choir (_4, 3, 2, /); 
Glee Club (4, 3, 2, /). 




maam 



Allen Mauzy Kemper 
danville, virginia 

Slim " " Morvich 




John Lonnie Rhodes, Jr. 
jasper, florida 

"Dusty" 




SAY, what's that kid hanging around here for?"' 
This was the remark, or at least the thought, that 
greeted Lonnie as he waited in front of the Administra- 
tion Building on 14 June, 192.1. Dusty donned uniform, 
and became a man outwardly, for he is, and always will 
be, a kid at heart. His youth didn't make any difference 
to the Crabs, not to mention his acquaintances in cities 
European — in fact, it has been rather an asset. 

Dusty did the "chlorine" stunt in the Musical Club 
show Plebe year. At first he could not decide what sport 
to star in, nearly going out for wrestling Second Class 
year, but he finally found one to his liking and has stuck 
to it perseveringly — the sub-squad. 

Florida and the South is his religion — he lives it and 
talks it and seems to believe it himself. One of his favor- 
ite jokes is trying to scare us into believing he is going 
to submit his resignation. To be sure, he did actually 
put it in at the end of Second Class cruise, but changed 
his mind (he often does that) and retrieved it from the 
Exec's office. Then he tacked it up on his bookshelf — 
said it kept the blues away. That's our Dusty. 

A young man of rare versatility, a winning personality, 
and as full of pep as the proverbial dynamo. His friends 
number legion. 

Musical Clubs (4); 
Sub- Squad (j, 2); 
Lucky Bag Staff (2, 1). 

483 




Dwight Merle Agnew 
frederickstown, ohio 

"Aggie" "E's" 



AGGIE lived in the "Buckeye" state before he decided 
ii to descend upon the Naval Academy and there im- 
press the boys on the number of good things to be had in 
Ohio. A glance at each hop would have proved that as a 
reptile he was no mere garter snake, but a full-grown 
rattler. His weakness for the fairer sex was best shown 
by his miniature which bears six notches and — never 
again. Dragging blind once sufficed, for since that mem- 
orable date he has never cast eyes in any other direction. 
Christmas leave, of that year, found him at full speed 
ahead for Pittsburgh. On his return many weird tales 
were heard; one was that he was on the water wagon 
forever. 

Academically, he wasn't a savoir; but he managed to 
fool the departments during four years, though Math 
gave him a rocky road for two and a half of them. Be- 
cause of this, his athletic ability was curbed. However, 
he managed sometimes to give the class boxing team a 
lift in their quest for victories. His favorite and most 
profitable diversion was arguing. Thus was he always 
entitled to a seat of honor by the radiator. His ability 
developed on the radiator was not all in vain, for to 
argue a W.O. out of forty demerits required skill and 
tenacity unparalleled. These characteristics are very 
prominent, especially when there is food about. 

Class Boxing (4, j). 




A NATURAL born Snake with the instincts of a Red 
Mike. Can you imagine a man so hardened to the 
charms of women that he was filled with ennui when a 
charming blind drag joined the throng of victims and 
wrote him ten specials in the ensuing five days? Can you 
picture one to whom the light that lies in woman's 
eyes holds no charm? If you can, then can you see our 
Gene: His even features, his flashing eyes, his heart- 
ensnaring smile, are but a mask that covers a heart of 
stone. 

Not a savoir and still he is not wooden (in the ways of 
life). We do not predict, however, that "The Society of 
American Electrical Engineers" will consult him on any 
of their more weighty problems. Nevertheless, he shows 
wisdom beyond his years. 

Coming to our midst from the Sunny Southland, he 
followed its traditions by picking a lazy man's sport. 
Every afternoon during the "lazy daisy" days found him 
among Chief Bender's cohorts of the diamond. 

In conclusion, let us ask, What's wrong with this 
picture? The only answer is, "nothing"; for even the 
daily mails have been choked by tributes to his charms. 

Class Baseball (4); 
Baseball Squad (j, 2, 1), ANA (5); 
Reception Committee (2, 1); 
Class Football Q4, i). 



484 



Eugene Simon Karpe 
delhi, louisiana 

Fish 






COMMOT>0\e OLIVER HAZA1{D TE^BJ 

LAKE ERIE 
I780-1819 

( From the portrait by Jarvis~) 




(^^^^^^^^^^^^j^^^^P^^^^^^) 



BRUNO is known everywhere; not notoriously, not 
famously, but as one of those typical New Joisey 
boys. 

When he signed his name in the Navy's big book, little 
did he realize just what was to follow the point of his 
pen. Some of his qualities soon broke through in the 
form of a lacrosse stick and later, a football. Everyone 
looked on in spontaneous ecstasy while he handled that 
stick, and while he checked off the white lines with the 
hide of a swine tucked under his arm. 

Bruno delighted in summer cruises, especially those 
which took him to ports of Holland and France. The 
Dutch canals were built for transportation purposes, but 
he would not believe this until he tested their capacity 
as pools. As for France — enough said!! 

As a Red Mike he failed, for dragging, and especially 
the blind kind, just seemed to fit in with his nature. 
Girls are awfully nice, and they just couldn't be kept 
away from him. 

"Say, Bruno!" — as the door bangs wide open — "can 
you do the Math probs?" "Haven't tried, but I will." 

Football Sqiiad (2, 7), Block N; 

Football, B-Squad (4, f), Block Numerals; 

Class Sivimming (4, 3, 2, ij, Numerals; 

Lacrosse Squad (.*, 3, 2, 7), LNT N *, Captain (z); 

Company Representative Q, 2); 

Class President (7), Hop Committee (2); 

Board of Directors, N. A. C. A. (2). 




Donald Grieve Albertson 
westwood, new jersey 

"Bruno" "Al" 




Ralph Sperry Clarke 
watertown, new york 

"Sperry" "R. S." 




NOW, when I was in London." 
"What, only a package, a photograph, and three 
letters?" "The Juice? Sure, you see it's this way." 

That was Ralph, the wife, better known as Sperry; 
and only to the select few — better, known. Water town 
lost a valuable citizen, when Ralph signed a life contract 
in Uncle Sam's Navy. What a wonderful home-builder 
he would have been; earnest, temperate, persevering and 
truthful, with the true home lover's appreciation of a 
fireside — far from the cares that are — and a thorough 
knowledge of the home and its upkeep, learned in his 
four year course, under the supervision of the W.O.'s, 
and the wife. Sperry always took part in various and 
sundry sports, sang in the choir, and was a distinguished 
world traveler. ' 'Twas on my second European tour 
that I met some of the most famous actresses of the time. ' ' 

The only fear for this he-vampire, besides his Army- 
Navy football game celebrations and his love of tea- 
fighting, is that he will become a sea lawyer — due to his 
ability to end an argument with a very well turned 
phrase from his fertile brain. Sperry's one impediment in 
this line, however, was the pronunciation of "chrysan- 
themums," which he will no doubt change — someday. 

Class Lacrosse {4, f), Block Numerals (5); 
Lacrosse Squad (2, 1). 



485 







Nathaniel Charles Barker 

memphis, tennessee 

"Nat" 



WHEN Uncle Sam called this natty Tennessean from 
childhood diversions of spoofing the ladies, to 
that of fooling the Academic Departments (where squalls 
and heartaches were quite as frequent), we did not dream 
that our humorous talkative Nat would become one of 
our oldest inhabitants. 

His unusual zeal has kept him in everything. Not 
content with mediocrity, he became an expert at special 
examinations, a kind of fourth round with the Powers 
That Be, and found himself in demand at the Executive 
Department's Saturday entertainments. He experimented 
with fire escape systems, and took up track with the idea 
of going places and leaving them in a hurry. 

His enthusiasm keeps him still in the center of things, 
but now Nat is seldom found far from the straight and 
narrow path. 

A winning personality gains many hearers for long 
lectures, on this and other subjects, ranging from life and 
Psychology, passing gently over his weakness the weaker 
sex, and including books, strange lands, and "Memphis 
Tenn-o-see suh." His pictures of twenty years later are 
particularly vivid. If he starts one of you be careful; 

somehow they end: " and tell us another bedtime 

story, Daddy!" 

Track Squad (4, j, 2, 1), Numerals (2): 
Class Boxing (5, /); 
Class Soccer (4, 1). 




UNLUCKILY for Buck the doctors sensed a heart 
afflicted with hysterisis and sent him home for 
recuperation at the middle of his Second Class year — 
'15 being the loser. To those who knew him the case 
was diagnosed as a heart lost on leave. However, after 
half an hour in an office he returned and said, "This 
office work is all right but stick to the Navy." 

His hobby is golf, his diversion women. Ugly women, 
beautiful women, good women, in fact — he can't hold 
them back. His curly locks, Redfern figure (not an adv.) 
and heavy line, all working in harmony have made 
many a drag return home to turn down the town mayor. 
He, himself, though not unaffected by said scrimmages 
with Cupid, maintained a constant state of equilibrium 
and developed only a greater technique. 

Buck was not only a gentleman but a good friend. 
No matter the discussion he was a willing entrant and 
always slept well between events. He was never known 
to miss a meal, for to gain weight was one of his greatest 
aspirations — his demand for more butter being para- 
mount at each meal. Two thousand six hundred years 
ago Aesop said: "A snake is no stronger than his weak- 
est link," and this man Fountain is some golfer. 

Class Basketball (4, _?); 
Class Baseball (4, 3). 



486 



Francis Fremont Fountain 
chicago, illinois 

"Buck" 




WHAT ho! The Duke — the Duke it is. Truly there 
was never the likes of him seen before. The world 
has long since bowed to mighty man; and brute strength 
always will awe us poor mortals, who live but to worship 
our heroes. Lionel Strongfort is but a Police Gazette ad 
beside our mighty Harry. The gym authorities and our 
popular magazine, "Life," recognized and honored his 
superiority — he was even given a position on the mythi- 
cal Ail-American team; Bernstein of Navy! 

But where is our Henry now? Poor Henry lies dormant! 
His spectacular battles with the Academics seem to have 
come to a sad end. His fondest hopes are blasted. His air 
castles tumble down about his head. That will to win — 
that final punch is gone — gone forever. And a red-headed 
woman was the cause of it all ! She left our Adonis out 
in the cold, his spirits broken. And the only thing which 
can arouse that flickering spark of ambition slumbering 
in his breast, is the Juice Department. But you know 
the old story: "If you see a dark object lying beneath a 
tree to avoid the noon heat — watch it; if it moves, it's a 
log — if it doesn't, it's a Southerner." 

Hannibal had his Alps, Mohammed his mountains, 
Caesar his empire, Louis Fourteenth his vanity, Tutank- 
amen his tomb, but Henry has the instincts. 

Football Squad (4, 3,2, j), Block Numerals Q, 2); 
Class Track (4); 
Gymkhana (2). 




Henry Emil Bernstein 
jacksonville, florida 

"Ep 'stein" "Bambino" 




Charles Frederick Metzger 
rutland, vermont 

"Charlie" 




SHADES of Themistocles! What have we here? A 
combination of Einstein and Schopenhauer. The 
Navy took upon itself a difficult task when it opened its 
fold to such a unique specimen. Charlie emerged from 
the mountains of Vermont with the feeling that he knew 
all there was to be known. Boning was unknown to this 
savoir who considered text books as a necessary evil 
prescribed by the regulations. 

Say, when it comes to argument he snows them all 
under. A second Webster with a vocabulary that would 
make an English Prof start boning again. Ever since 
standing two in Math, one month Second Class year, 
Charlie has adopted a policy of laissez-faire. The boy 
who invented water cooled slipsticks! Well, when this 
wizard starts manipulating this instrument of mathe- 
matical warfare, stand clear, and open the windows. 

Charlie was immune from the snares of the fairer sex 
and seldom dragged, but when he did the girl always 
left — a better dancer. He was a good friend who was 
always willing to give help to those in distress, even 
giving extra instruction to the Math Profs. 

"Say, this place is fruit. I haven't done a solid hour's 
boning a day yet." 

"Gee! I'm in rotten condition. Guess I'll have to 
knock off skags." 



Class Basketball (4, j, 2), Numerals; 
Class Track (4). 



487 




Bion Barnett Bierer, Jr. 
washington, district of columbia 

"Pud" "By" 



THE illustration depicts a man of few but powerful 
vices. These are as powerful as his voice, which has 
an effective carrying quality, especially designed for use 
after taps. 

Pud's calling in life is indeterminate. He professes a 
preference for farming, is mentally qualified to be a mar- 
ine solicitor, and his golden locks could secure him a 
lasting place as a matinee idol, but he takes a deep and 
untiring interest in the profession of which he is an 
embryonic member. Except for a cynical suspicion which 
he held for the Dago Department, few were as zealous 
as he in the pursuit of knowledge of things maritime, 
and in the education of Plebes along similar lines. 

This rival of Adonis is a potential Sheik of the first 
order. But never has he condescended to use his wiles. 
Not yet has he been aroused. Pud is strangely quiet on 
the subject of women individually; and is a bit more 
talkative about them as a class. He will hold forth for 
hours on the subject of farming as an aid to agriculture, 
or the most approved method of shooting ashes, moor- 
ing ship, or making Java on the signal bridge. 

In spite of his professed desire to beat his sword into a 
ploughshare, Pud loves the salt of the sea more than the 
salt of the soil. 

Class Basketball (2); 
Class Football (2); 
Class Track Q, 2). 




EVERY man in the Navy is famous for some special 
accomplishment; and Willie is not the exception 
that proves the rule. When it came to getting to forma- 
tion, with a delayed start, before the bugler gave his 
little toot he had us all beaten hollow. The bell often 
caught him in the midst of a shower; but the speed with 
which he left it and hopped into his trou and shoes, 
grabbed his blou and collar, and streaked it to formation 
would turn any fireman green with envy. 

The man who said that the pun was the lowest form 
of humor would have his hands full proving this to Bill, 
for he is a pun artist of the first water and no one has yet 
gotten the better of him in an argument. 

He has disappointed us in only one particular: He 
gave promise Plebe year of becoming one of Navy's 
greatest Snakes and, although he attends nearly all of 
the hops, he has not yet lived up to our expectations. 
That rhino feeling which he often brought back from 
the hops did not gibe with Plebe year impressions. 

Class Track (j, 2); 
Class Lacrosse (4); 
Class Football Q4, 2); 
Lucky Bag Staff. 



488 



William Lee Pryor, Jr.' 
washington, district of columbia 

"Willie" "Bill" 




SINCE the day Jim left the wilds of Flatbush, he sin- 
cerely tried to find out what the Navy was all about. 
Of course he erred on a few occasions, such as saluting 
Jimmy Legs, and taking personal pride in a Plebe's 
education; however, by doing the latter he increased his 
sea service — making a four months Second Class cruise. 
Youngster cruise Jim learned about the Navy, while 
during Second Class cruise he sought a broadening edu- 
cation ashore. This education went far beyond his 
expectations. 

Jim went out for crew, and, although very light, 
Youngster year found him stroking the Junior Varsity. 
In the fall the lure of the radiator did not prevent him 
giving the Soccer fans a treat and eating training table 
chow. 

Jim insists that he is a Red Mike but there are some 
better informed. Though he cheated the drags at the hops 
he certainly gave them a treat while on leave. However, 
he maintains he has the best O.A.O. that ever existed. 
She is his mother. 

"Well, there's formation! Trou, blou, shoes and hat, 
clean collar and cuffs." 

Class Soccer (4, 3), Numerals (4, f); 
Soccer Squad (2, ij, Block Numerals (2, 1); 
Crew Squad (4, 5, 2, 1), ANA Block Numerals; 
Black N * *. 




James Theodore Brewer 
brooklyn, new york 

' 'Jim " " Whiskey 




Frederick Carl Stelter, Jr. 
seymore, indiana 

"Fred" 




FRED'S home is now in Indiana but he came to us 
from Camp Pike 'way down in Arkansas. Our hero 
is a pebble off the Little Rock and a big pebble, too — 
ask him! A triple threat man; sports, ship squad, and — 
no not studies — a devil with those who know not the 
difference between an auto-strop and a Gillette. From 
Youngster year e'en to the last June Ball he shuffled his 
regulation patent leathers with the best of the terpsi- 
choreans. Breaking hearts, however, is Fred's only easy 
job. His will-to-win and stick-to-it-iveness brought the 
other accomplishments. From the earliest hours of Plebe 
summer, Fred indulged in sports which resulted in a 
three letter man in class athletics and a berth on the 
varsity baseball squad. The authorities learned of this 
good man and heaped upon him new laurels. Namely: 
a Black N and sundry stars. Oh! that glorious September 
on the Reina! "Come on, fellows, have a heart and turn 
in." The Ac Department did its worst but Fred was al- 
ways on top. Not a brilliant student but then, you know, 
always at the finish. 

Class Football (4, 3, 2, ij, Numerals (5, 2); 
Class Basketball (j, 2), Numerals (j); 
Class Baseball (4, 2), Numerals Q4); 
Baseball Squad (j), Block Numerals (j); 
King Dance Committee; 
Company Representative Qi); 
Black N**. 

489 




H 



Vincent Baldwin Burchett 
philadelphia, pennsylvania 

"Birdie" 



AVING read of the dark-skinned cannibals of the 
South Sea Islands, and the adventures attached to 
them, our Birdie became an enthusiastic recruit for that 
band called "Rovers of the Sea." He desired to serve his 
country to the best of his ability and yet sail the Seven 
Seas in quest of adventures. 

Having been appointed from Pennsylvania he entered 
among the first of us. He was shy and unassuming, and 
took his life here without a whine or whimper. It 
wasn't long after Ac year began that he molded himself 
into one of God's sea-faring men. Academics annoyed 
him the least; for to catch him enveloped in his studies 
was phenomenal. He was blessed with the faculty of 
assimilating his studies by only being exposed to them. 
He was a charter member of the Sub-Squad, and was its 
trustee for three consecutive years. His social activities 
were somewhat limited. He had mighty intentions. 
We always knew he wanted to give the girls a treat; 
but a ripe moment could never be found. So he has 
remained — the proverbial Red Mike. 

To be a good officer, one isn't merely a capable mariner 
but also a gentleman. Since our "Cherub" finds both 
indispensable, another he-man is ready to join the ranks 
as an officer. But whether Fate binds him to a life at sea 
or not, we are convinced that a man, upright and depend- 
able, has gone out to search for adventure-lore. 



Football, B-Squad (4, 



r), Block Numerals (5, 2, 




IT was late in the summer of 192.Z, when this aspirant 
left a farm in Nebraska, and wandered east to find 
out if there really was an ocean here. He was initiated 
into the Third Company the day he entered and he has 
been seeking revenge ever since. His simplicity and sense 
of humor enabled him to get away with running the rest 
of the boys who were not so simple. 

The only trouble he found with the Academy was the 
All-Academics and they did not worry him very much. 
A man of his mental calibre doesn't worry about sub- 
jects — it wouldn't do any good. As far as the fairer sex 
were concerned, he was quite the heart-breaker and he 
was continually searching for new worlds to conquer. 
His particular field during leave was Washington and a 
detailed account would be beyond the scope of this work. 
He was sufficiently amused, however, and there were 
never any indications that his affairs ever actually 
reached a serious stage. His lightness of spirit and mind 
make him acceptable to any company and assure one of 
many laughs while in his presence. 

Compatriots at the table: "What State is Mr. Griggs 
from, Mister? He's a sheep-farmer, you know." 

Plebe: "Oh, must be Nebraska, Sir." 

Class Football (4, 3); 
Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); 
Gymkhana (4, 2). 



490 



Gale Emerson Griggs 
hastings, nebraska 

"Gale" 




WHERE'S my letter?" Thus we were greeted each 
morning and never did we have any peace until 
"Dick's letter" arrived. 

Dick is one of those quiet, unassuming chaps, who 
doesn't have much to say, but what he does say amounts 
to something. Since Youngster year he has lived a life 
comparatively free from cares and worries, because he 
had made the great decision and his soul was at rest. 
He was face to face with a grave and serious problem; 
one beside which Math, Skinny and Steam dwindled to 
insignificance. Could he have solved it by any of the 
various mathematical processes, it would not have 
presented the least difficulty. But to which of those three 
should he give his miniature? How he reached his deci- 
sion he never revealed, but a glorious Sep leave, in the 
hills of dear old Maine, assured him that she was the 
only one. He is a firm supporter of the theory that an 
Ensign's pay is sufficient for two. As one of his talents 
is ability to prove anything he believes, we may expect 
him to achieve even the impossible. 

If Dick could have a paradise, the specifications would 
be simple: A moonlit stream, a summer night, near a 
little New England town — a canoe — and ! 

Class Lacrosse (4, 5); 

Class Water Polo (j), Numerals (j). 




Richard Southwick Burr 
augusta, maine 

"Dick" "Aaron" 




Charles Jonathan Whiting 
winthrop, maine 

"Charlie" 




SAY, Charlie my boy, how do you work this Prob?" 
"How should I know? I've studied this as long as 
you have; but wait just a minute, I'll show you how." 

And then came a long discussion with the answer 
still in doubt. Do I give the impression that Charles was 
the star man of our alley? I hope I have not misled you 
for Charlie was a regular attendant at extra instruction. 
It was not because he did not study, for he is a very 
conscientious person and many a long evening he spent 
pondering over such weighty subjects as Math, Juice, 
Steam, Seamanship, Dago, and others too numerous to 
mention. However, Charles never failed to adorn the 
monthly tree in something, nor yet did he fail to pull sat 
before the end of each term. 

Charles did not fall, yet he wasn't a Red Mike or a 
woman hater. After a year of gazing over the balcony 
in Dalghren Hall on Saturday evenings, Charlie started 
Youngster year off right — dragging to the very first hop. 
She was a blind drag to be sure, but a drag. Henceforth 
he never failed to grace a hop with his presence; some- 
times alone, but oftener with some fair lady. 

"Charlie, you've been a good wife to me. One would 
go a long way before finding a more generous, kind- 
hearted, all 'round good fellow than you. So here's to 
you Charlie my boy! and may good luck go with you." 



Sub-Squad (j, 2). 



491 




Spencer August Carlson 
marshfield, oregon 

"Swede" 



HEY, Swede! — it's your bid." 
"Well, don't rush me — three Clubs!" 

Then the Coo's Bay bridge shark is off, with a horse- 
shoe in each of his non-reg pockets. He always needed 
them, considering what he tries to get away with — and 
usually does. In fact, the only time he was known to have 
really missed any objective, was the night of the Army 
game Second Class year. According to his story that was 
no fault of his. 

If you want to know anything, from the methods 
of hauling lumber on the west coast, to the solution for 
the 673rd prob — ask Swede. He is a perfect mine of 
information on every subject except the ways and means 
of handling the dangerous sex. When that subject is 
brought up, he sits back and listens so intently, that 
one feels that when his time comes, he will be able to 
take advantage of the mistakes of others, and get some 
positive action. At present, he is contented with a de- 
sultory correspondence, which is not serious, for he 
never puts any of his letters away for the future reference 
which is so dear to the hearts of the fallen. 

"Hey, Swede — what's the lesson about?" 

Class Lacrosse (4, f); 
Lacrosse Squad (2). 




FRANK the savoir, Frank the politician, ever blithe 
and carefree, young, handsome and audacious, a lover 
of art, literature and music, a constant lover with his 
own ideas about marryin' . . . Frank, our bottle- 
scarred veteran. That he would rather sleep than eat was 
shown on the "Y," when he slept through supper in the 
very midst of the voracious mob. It is said that he was 
found at Versailles on the third day of his trip to Paris, 
when someone, admiring the almost lifelikeness of a 
statue, awoke him in prodding it. Frank's sins are few, 
even as his hairs. He is an ardent devotee of the aromatic 
weed, which habit has caused him to spend no little of his 
time in the exercise provided by the semi-weekly bear 
hunt or in solitary cogitation on things disciplinary. 
An organizer of parts, a golfer of no mean ability, a 
leader of the Bridge pact, conversant on many themes, 
and known on occasion to talk all night; few have been 
so helpful, so unfortunate in being caught up for every 
infraction of regulations, so fully awake to everything 
about him, or so loyal to the few he has chosen to be 
his friends as has Frankie Carmodius. 

Gymkhana (2); 
Class Track (jl)j 
Expert Rifleman; 
Black N. 



492 



Francis Xavier Carmody 
brooklyn, new york 

"Frank" 




HABIT, according to Swift, makes our actions exact, 
then sets them. Hubby formed the habit of being 
unsat Plebe year and spent his next three years in setting 
it. Once, he stayed sat during the latter half of Young- 
ster year; however, his old habit was not to be denied, 
the change only worried Carp, so never again (except at 
the ending of each term) was he sat. How did he stay 
in? There's the mystery; where there's a will there's a 
way and our fair young Venus certainly had a will and 
a way with the Ac Department. 

Hubby always wondered why he wasn't born rich 
instead of so good-looking. He really thinks he leads 
a dog's life, but just try and get rid of him. There is but 
one thing that would get him out of the Navy and she 
is in the dark past. Omar Khayam was right, according 
to him, and especially the Thou part; but who the Thou 
is, in this case, we have never been able to find out. 
Our fair sailor lad has never really been determined 
about his selections, and his marcelle has yet to be dis- 
turbed over any ONE. Mais, qui salt! Some other day, 
some other girl. Such things have happened! 

Some far off day we expect to hear Hubby talking to 
his grandchildren: "Now when I was a Plebe — they 
trained the football team on raw beef." 




William Hubbard Carpenter 
new york, new york 




Fred Louis Haerlin 
newark, new jersey 

"Fred" "Nero" 




SCENE One: A lone mid is sitting in Bankrupt Hall 
ferociously trying to bone. Outside, and getting 
closer, is heard a raucous noise, "There's a bright shining 
light guiding me home tonight!" and the door opens 
showing a stocky, wiry-haired, happy looking, youth. 
Mid at the table looks up with a hurt expression, "For 
God's sake! Nero, learn all the words and then carry that 
tune outside and bury it." 'Twas ever thus. Our young 
satellite from the wilds of Joisey had a peculiar affinity 
for that one line and just couldn't refrain expressing it. 

Never worrying, never bothering to study much, nor 
having a care about anything, he went through his 
four years with a broad grin. The Sub-Squad was tire- 
some, especially when he wanted to be over on Lawrence 
Field showing the Chief how to catch and knock home 
runs (April 15, 1915). 

"Say, Carp! I think the Chief is going to start me in 
the next game because he told me today that I was the 
only man he knew who could stretch a home run into a 
double." 

"Get out of here and let me study. Can't you see I 
don't know anything about this Juice?" 

Baseball Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), ANA (4, }), N (2, /). 



493 





Robert William Cavenagh 
cleveland, ohio 

"Bob" "Cav" 



CAV spent a year at Oberlin College before entering 
the Academy. Early in his career as a midshipman, 
he won the good will and respect of his classmates. 
His dignity and reserve marked him as a gentleman, 
while his pleasant disposition and unfailing sense of 
humor made his friendship a pleasure. 

"I've an idea. If I could only work it out! How's this 
sound to you?" 

A good many of Bob's ideas were terminated on a 
drawing board and later found themselves in the Log. 
His accomplishments do not manifest themselves only in 
ink and paint, but in the realm of music as well. For two 
years he played the piano in the orchestra, and lent his 
skill to make more than one Musical Club show a suc- 
cess. Conscientious effort and study have removed any 
difficulties the Academics have offered, and have placed 
him well toward the top in the class. 

Youngster cruise he showed the usual eagerness for 
working-parties. Second Class cruise he was often seen 
on deck coaching the Youngsters on the fine points and 
in the technique of holystoning. As an athlete Cav has 
done his share. It is said that the necessary requisites for 
a crew man are a strong back and a weak mind. After 
three years on the crew squad, Bob maintains that of 
these requirements, he has the weak mind anyway. 

Crew (4, 5, 2, 1); 
Orchestra (3, 2, 1); 
Star (4). 



WHO knows the Golden Text today? Here! Can't 
you boys behave? "Wrestling is an asset to a 
Sunday School teacher; for it takes a powerful man to get 
the first hold-down on a couple of Navy juniors with a 
Bible in one hand, and catch paper airplanes with 
the other. Of such is the kingdom of one John Littig. 

When he became a candidate Navy stock took a rise 
and has been soaring ever since. He is one of the products 
of which Iowa is proud. An early longing for the sea 
was aroused by association with billowing fields of corn. 
John's lofty ambition will doubtless merit him a seat 
with the gods, and his stick-to-itiveness will keep him 
there. 

Since entering the Academy he has consistently fol- 
lowed athletics, and stood well in his studies. During 
Youngster year and the summer cruise he showed his 
ability as a wrestler. The next season found him repre- 
senting Navy in his weight. 

Although not a persistent fusser, John has shown his 
usual consistency in 4.0 quantities. And it's probable 
that he won't requisition his Admiral's stripes as a 
bachelor. 

Wrestling Squad (4, 5, 2, i), Block N (2); 
Scouting Fleet Medal (2, 7); 
Football, B-Squad (4, j, 2, 7). 



494 



John Stansfield Littig 
iowa CITY, IOWA 

"John" 




STRANGERS who caught a glimpse of the rogue's 
gallery on the inside of Bay's locker door, invariably 
drew the wrong conclusion. He maintained a dilatory 
correspondence with the girls pictured there merely to 
insure the backwash of letters and fudge. Oh, he dragged 
occasionally, found it a work-out, swore that it was the 
last time — and dragged again the next month. 

The Mess Hall boasted of an aristocracy of gourmets 
among whom he was determined to be numbered. He 
inhabited the B-squad training table in the fall, the 
water polo table in the winter, and spent the rest of the 
year figuring out a method of keeping his place as star- 
boarder. Walter Camp didn't lose any sleep over him; 
but the sport which he can't play has yet to be invented. 

Spare time? No, because he could busy himself with 
so many things — cat-boats, half-raters, books, and, as a 
last call, a game of cards. A bag of apples always came 
back from town with him. It is certain that if he had 
ever been restricted to the yard, he would have sent out a 
rush order for a barrel of them. 

"You know, this wouldn't be a bad place if it weren't 
for the Academics. So I'm bilging am I? Well, boy, I'm 
savvy, and I've a point or two velvet from last month 
anyway." 

Football B-squad (4, $, 2, z), Block Numerals 0,2, 1); 

Class Track (4, 5, 2, 1); 

Water Polo Squad (5,2,/), Numerals (5,2). 




Alexander Brabson Cecil 
millersburg, indiana 

"Bay" 




John Almon Strother 
montclair, new jersey 




THE sea and ships have ever held a stronger attrac- 
tion, for this lad, than the wiles of ye modern Cleos 
and Salomes. Two summer cruises, on merchant ships, 
whetted his appetite for a naval career, during which 
time he was found taking the greatest interest in all 
subjects pertaining to the sea. However, from the diver- 
sity of subjects which he reads, one would say that he 
would make a good walking dictionary of curious facts; 
culled from Timothy Titcum's Advice to Young People, to 
treatises on high finance. 

Red is the one and incorrigible Red Mike. He does 
not drag, neither does the girl back in Podunk send pink 
letters every day — there is no O.A.O. This boy was an 
exponent of the joy and bliss of bachelorhood, at least 
during Midshipman days. He did admit that perhaps, 
some day, provided the right one should cross his path 
and provided that he does not remain in the service, he 
might venture on that great sea of nine letters begin- 
ning with m and ending with y. 

Class Football (4, 5, /); 
Class Basketball Q4, 3, 2, i); 
Class Lacrosse (f); 
Lucky Bag; 
Reception Committee. 



495 




Chester Lee Clement 
omaha, nebraska 

"Ches" "Dead-Eye" 




CHES left the Union Pacific Railway in a lurch when 
he decided he'd rather be an admiral than president 
of that great railroad. So our hero came from out where 
the west begins — the land of wilds and woollies, and 
corn-huskies. Ches became famous pronto with his 
quick, mirth-provoking replies. Ask him anything; 
he never failed with an appropriate answer for the 
occasion. 

As a high and mighty candidate he -witnessed his first 
lacrosse game — a knock 'em down, drag 'em out affair. 
He resolved then, that should he ever be a midshipman, 
he would play anything but lacrosse. However, his six 
foot stature clamored for lots of action and lo! he wielded 
a wicked stick in the game. 

A1.5 was not so elusive, for him, as it was for some 
of us, but that coveted 3.4 proved to be the "reach" 
just beyond his "grasp." He narrowly missed it his 
first two years. 

Ches wouldn't drag blind if Cleopatra were the prize. 
Maybe, not unlike Methuselah, he was well versed in 
the ways of women, but he became a confirmed Red 
Mike at the Academy. "There's a reason" — and it isn't 
Postum. 

He says he is going to "Paree" again some day. 

Class Lacrosse (j, 2), Numerals (j). 
Class Basketball (2); 
Lucky Bag. 



HERE is one of the most "waliant" sons of the State 
that produced the famous 'Volunteers." But he 
was lucky; for trouble started falling his way in the early 
months of Plebe year in the form of Acs and the Sub- 
Squad. He waded through the first, but alas, the deep 
pool was put in commission before he took that last 
swimming test. 

Dick's strongest point is debating, and he can make 
you cry "Enough" in any kind of an argument by the 
simple process of orating at length on the first subject 
that enters his mind. In view of this astonishing capacity 
for noise and nonsense, we feel that we can safely proph- 
esy that he will end up in the courts of the law. We hope 
on the right side of the bar. 

While Dick is not a hard-shelled evangelist or reform- 
er, he is always seeking for the light, and has, by actual 
count, discarded Flaming Youth in favor of the Kubyiat. 
If you want to get the real dope, though, just ask him 
about his trip to Paris. 

"Hey, wife! what's the drill?" 




Class Wrestling (4); 
Class Boxing Q, 1); 
Class Lacrosse (2, 1); 
Class Soccer (2, 1); 
Wrestling Squad (j), 
Lucky Bag. 



Numerals (j); 



496 



Ward Elliott Dickey 
du bois, pennsylvania 

"Dick" "Dixie" 




HEY, Joe, Avez-vous une match? How's it for a pipe 
of tobacco?" 

"Sure, help yourself." 

That was Joe, the only man on the deck who always 
had the necessities. 

Although hard pressed by the All-Academics he al- 
ways managed to fool them. The Plebe semi-anns just 
about prepared him for his ticket home, but old Lady 
Luck stood by. Second Class year the demon Math again 
rose to the occasion and left him dangling high on the 
tree. Then followed a long period of no movies, while 
he expended the ergs copiously in a last successful effort 
to crash over with a 1.50 and retain his hash marks. 

Joe's one ambition was to some time keep sat long 
enough to push one of the wrasslers off the table. Always 
his answer to the question, what are you Out for now? 
was: "the Academics, boy, the Academics. Soon as I 
pull sat I'm going out; but right now the Math Depart- 
ment has top side." Another of his remarkable traits 
was that he was a Red Mike. He broke away two or 
three times Youngster year, but as far as his Crabtown 
campaigns are concerned he lays claim to no conquests. 
However, the same cannot be said of his more distant 
communications with the fair North Carolineans. Num- 
erous letters, and more incriminating still, were the not 
infrequent boxes which manifested the effect a certain 
Southern middy had on the hometown belles. 



Sub-Squad (j, 2) 




Joe Brice Cochran 
huntersville, north carolina 

"Joe" 




Seth Armstrong Shepard 
melmore, ohio 



OHIO STATE lost a good man and Navy was the 
winner when Shep decided to follow the ways of the 
sea. The two years at State gave him a solid foundation, 
and the Academics have been fruit for him, with the 
exception of Dago. This almost proved his downfall 
Plebe year. However, he always managed to stay on the 
safe side. In Juice he is a wizard. To step up, just ask 
Shep. He can also give you the latest dope in Radio, 
as in some future time he expects to delve into the Radio 
world. He was always willing to assist less fortunate 
classmates along any line but more especially the Juice 
line — "Aw, 'at's all right. Come back again." 

Shep was a charter member of the Red Mike's club. 
Only once did he break training; and for once did his 
Dago work perfectly. 

He has proved himself modest and a friend of everyone. 
He was always a sticker to the limit, in time of need, 
dividing his last sack with you. 

Shoot? — Well, the only thing he can't hit is a Dago 
exam. 

"Wake up Shep, it's time for formation." 



Rifle Squad (4, 



h 2, 1, 



), Block Numerals (j). 



497 




Benjamin Scott Custer 
bainbridge, georgia 

"Ben" "General" 




BEN is popular with all the boys, knows 'em all, likes 
'em all and is ever ready to help them in anything 
from love to Academics — the two extremes. 

He believes in the following things: (Although tabu- 
lated, midshipmen will not be held responsible for learn- 
ing them), i. Unofficial equality of those who are gentle- 
men by Act of Congress, x. Ride your potential velvet. 
Then, when the various and sundry departments think 
they are going to do their bit in reducing the Navy, crash 
through with the old Navy fight and gyp the said over- 
anxious gatherings out of much enjoyment. 3. Caulking 
should be included in the fine arts. 

Ben has a mania for hops. He is always happy when 
he's in one or at one. He never missed being in one while 
on the various cruises nor at one while at the Academy — 
or elsewhere. He always dragged, circumstances permit- 
ting and conduct warranting, and he has never dragged 
asphalt yet — it's not done in Georgia. 

"Oh, do you know Ben?" 

"Sure, everybody does." 
Georgia is famous for peaches, women, Ty Cobb and 
Ben Custer. 

Class Football (4, 5); 

Class Track (4); 

Class Swimming tAanager (j, £); 

Director N. A. C. A. (2, 1); 

Hop Committee (2). 



.-^r*". 



THE term Big-hearted was coined to use on Doug. 
He gives away everything that he possesses, this 
includes his time and his knowledge — which he imparted 
liberally and without reservation. Douglas was always 
an active member of x6's most popular fraternal organi- 
zation — the Radiator Club. Since Youngster year, when 
bridge became allowable, he has had few equals in that 
field. As a cross-word puzzle fan he is without a peer, 
he works 'em from reveille until taps and then dreams 
about 'em. And speaking of taps it was only classical 
music he really enjoyed. However, Douglas had his 
eccentricities. He could not be bribed, inveigled, or 
persuaded into attending a hop. He seems to have dreaded 
the thought of so many of the unfair sex gathered togeth- 
er at one time. Here we might hearken to the fables of the 
French, Cbercbez la Femme. Doug wrote regularly to a red- 
headed girl, and if we owned a photo, like the one on his 
locker door, hops would hold very little attraction. 
Athletically, he was always one of the stalwart mem- 
bers of the combined sub and weak-squads. He was too 
much of a man to stoop to rope climbing. 

In the Academics he was equally consistent; sometimes 
boning all of ten minutes on a subject; yet if anyone 
wanted to know how to work a prob, or didn't quite 
savvy something, thev would ask Doug. He invariably 
knew. Everyone likes him — judge for yourself. 




Douglas Harold Fox 

DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN 

"Doug" "De Haven" 



Football B-Squad Q4). 



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EVER since the day when Zip wandered from his 
native swamps out into the wide wide world he has 
been wondering just what it is all about. Just look at 
that innocent expression and beware girls; for he says 
that the only difference between the way they do things 
here and the way they do things at home is that the 
Americans are just a little more stylish about it. 

He will admit, however, that, although he has been 
going at it since he was twelve years old, he doesn't 
know how many hearts he has broken; and he just does 
it by singing to them. 

Don't ever be caught in an argument with him; for if 
you do, just try to get out. He will prove conclusively 
that you don't even know your own name, that there 
still is a Democratic Party, and anything else that he can 
think of in the ensuing four or five hours. 

But don't worry. Dell will have his jack, and plenty 
of it, salted away while the rest of his classmates are 
JG.'s. 

"Boy, I've met the only girl in the world at last." 

Class Boxing (5), Numerals (j); 
Expert Rifleman. 




Armwell Long Fooks 
laurel, delaware 

"Zip" "Delia" 




Rowland Haverstick Groff 
philadelphia, pennsylvania 

"Honey" "Rufus" 




WHAT do the girls call you, Mister?" 
"Honey, sir," replied that little Plebian destroyer 
of women's hearts. And, although he is no longer a 
Plebe, he continues to leave devastation in his wake 
among the fairer sex. 

"Athletic?" Well, yes — when it comes to playing the 
flute. And he did go to the Gym once a week — when gym 
was the drill. 

Philadelphia, the proud home of needles and locomo- 
tives, also claims to have created Rufus. Broad Street 
was not only his stamping ground, but his warpath, for 
he has taken many scalps from its paved trails. But the 

warrior is talking: "Now when I was in Paris , " but 

we stopped him, for there the death march began as 
another maiden's prayer was answered to the tune of 
one more scalp at the warrior's belt. 

"Is he savvy?" The Ac Department wondered that for 
four long years — while he bounced from one monthly 
bush to another, without ever tripping or being mortally 
wounded by a protruding limb. 

His great ambition (he has thought about one a few 
times) is to be a salty old admiral, and to live up to all 
that the four stars on his flagship could suggest to him. 



Musical Clubs (4, 3, 2, 

Orchestra (4, f); 

U. S. N. A. Ten (2, 7). 



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John Hermann Gotten, Jr. 
charleston, south carolina 

"Speed" "Chain" 



"AW — gawaan!" That's just what you'll hear when 
■L\- you try to approach this specimen of a late ambi- 
tious race. He doesn't want anyone to bother him. He is 
perpetually in a hop (not a social function); but he 
always discovers things at the last minute, and in a mad 
burst of speed makes hay under the fastly waning sun. 
"Gee! I'd like to collect a nickel for every hour he has 
rested in the arms of Morpheus." 

Hermann, the methodical, the believer in routine, 
the vivid proof of Dr. Swift's theory on habit, is an 
automaton. At the same time each day he does the same 
things again. Renowned for his idiosyncrasies? You bet 
he is. Three toothbrushes, all named, keep for his dents 
the whiteness of ivory. Remarkable smiles display these, 
as well as his good nature. 

Chain is most original. He is especially classical. 
His example of a thrilling novel is Plutarch' s Lives, and 
his music must be that of Beethoven, Wagner, or Mozart. 
His oiun music, however, is that of a 'cello, upon which 
he has created some wailing whines entirely peculiar to 
himself. 

No, he hasn't a weakness for the stronger sex; but he 
has dragged some delicious bits of femininity. 

We didn't say he was a gourmand, but he does love his 
"ba— ans." "Ma— an, those ba— ans were gr— ate!" 

Orchestra Q4); 
Class Boxing (2, 1). 







THE curtain rises on one of the spoiled and pampered, 
industriously boning — the Cosmo. He is a psycholo- 
gist who specializes in that particular phase of Vanity 
Fair. Doctor Smith spotted him at once as an English 
hound and decided that he would enjoy another year 
with his favorite subject. This served to whet his appe- 
tite which he partly satiated with each new Cosmo. 

But our lad is not only a reader. He has a scintillating 
smile and a gay disposition which he instills into every- 
one about him. These characteristics, together with a 
smooth flow of conversation Bennie used when he played 
the village Sheik and practiced his wiles upon the fairer 
sex. 

He is no athlete, leaving strenuous sports to "us 
brutes." He likes a round of golf occasionally; and he 
built a play-house in Venice on week-ends with his 
gondola and some fair victim. 

He believes Toledo to be the greatest town in the 
West — second only to Paris. You should see him there 
in his glory during leave, or when the caravan of the 
Leonard Tribe, led by our Sheik, journeys to the station 
to bid him good-bye. 

"Get married? Why, man, the best part of your life is 
just starting when you get out of here." 

"Oh, that's the bunk." 

Rifle Squad (4),' 
Black N *. 

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Edward Newton Leonard 
toledo, ohio 

' 'Bennie " " Eddie 




AS a true son of the "Hoosier" state, Fritz can name 
- all of its great men. He fails, however, to say why 
they are all from Indiana. "Sure, he's a good man; they 
are all good where I come from. 

It was decided during his youth that, until he became 
of age, he should not possess a gun. Alas, to thwart the 
powers of destiny, he entered the Academy and became 
the proud possessor of a rifle. Suddenly he turned his 
thoughts toward another field of achievement — trying 
to fly without the use of wings. He alighted at the 
hospital where he anchored for the summer, coming 
back with a smile just in time to greet the Upper Class- 
men. The smile gave way to a look of meek subordination 
and he became a reg Plebe. 

Although the first impressions of Fritz's love for the 
fairer sex were very vague, Second Class year found him 
willing to admit that there was a girl back home whom 
he cared for. Then an obstacle arose when his parents 
were thinking of moving south! "What'll I do? I can't 
be at both places at the same time!" He evidently forgot 
the old adage: "Where there is a will there is a way." 

One of his ambitions is to try his hand at aviation. 
Perhaps he is contemplating the number of miles between 
Angola and Florida. Whatever the motive, more power 
to you, Fritz! 




Frederic August Graf 
angola, indiana 



"Fritz' 




John Joseph Greytak 
nanticoke, pennsylvania 

"Tony" 



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F I had my way, I'd never grow old- 
"Oh, what a pal was- 







His sweet tenor "barytone" reverberated through the 
length and breadth of the good ship Florida, and could 
be heard even above the din of the chipping irons. It 
wasn't until after a leave or two, however, that anyone 
knew what it was all about. But after viewing the tragic 
effect of that thirty, ten, or four days, it wasn't hard to 
guess. Any Tuesday (Thursday or Sunday): "I'll get a 
letter today," and almost invariably he was right. If he 
didn't the effect was very marked. "What's the matter, 
Tony, no letter today?" 

"That's all right, I'll get it tomorrow," and again he 
was correct. 

Always happy and free from care he kept the Ac 
Department at bay with ease. He always had a strange 
aversion to evening boning, and most of the 9:30 guns 
found him slumbering peacefully with a smile on his 
countenance, indicating dreams of other than Academic 
subjects. 

Aside from his one weakness, Tony is absolutely all 
that a man should be, and a better friend no man could 
want. He is proud of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania will 
be proud of him. 

Class Baseball Q4, 3, 2, 1); 
Class Football (4, 5, i); 
Sub-Squad (4, 5, 2). 

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Marshall Barton Gurney 
portland, maine 

"Marsh" " Scaramouche" "F 'irate" 



HERE on earth, clutched in the intangible throes of 
that monstrous enemy life, we love, we dream, 
we aspire; while above, the Master rules the universe 
after his own plan. And beneath the haunting stars, we 
find Marsh, frantically holding his place on fate's 
ladder. As a son of old Colby he precipitated himself 
into the Navy, to teach us the requisites of happiness, 
to wit, the value of Finchley, a strong constitution — 
and his latest approved methods of - - yes, sure!! The 
pearly gates loom on the horizon and the fragrance of 
orange blossoms is wafted on the breeze; cheerio! 

This world is large; 'tis only one atom of the universe, 
yet I believe it is large enough to hold him, unless, per- 
chance, his desires and his virtues, o'erleap themselves. 
Tra-la dull care. I pass this way but once. Be-gone Des- 
tiny. I will have none of thee! Chryseis, I come to put 
Agamemnon to shame! I see the untrammelled way; 
the wind in my face, perhaps; but the fog in my throat! 
Never!! And thus he appears; Abdalla-Bulbul Ameer — 
with a banjo, a soap-box and a smile; the true soldier of 
fortune, defying even Rex Beach. On the road to Man- 
dalay, you'll find him, under the eastern stars, drinking 
of life's brimming cup. Yes, to the very utmost. 

Musical Clubs (4, j, 2, /); 
Black N * * * * *; 
Gymkhana (4, 5); 
Expert Rifleman. 




BORN in the land of the I. C. S. and having undergone 
preliminary training in numerous prep schools, as 
well as college, this finished product decided to give 
himself to the Navy and add the finishing touch. He has 
added it, having entered into an International Cor- 
respondence, and may he refrain from garnering the final 
touch — an International Co-respondence. Still, he'll 
probably land that final touch since he's a fusser and bids 
fair to continue his ways. Poesies are his line, made- 
moiselles his pastime and clothes his passion. He's the 
original dead game sport, always ready for any escapade 
or party and always keeping even the dumbest enter- 
tained. Keith's has lost an artist to the Navy. His is the 
best nature on earth and the best heart known. Although 
entirely irresponsible he'll make a real officer. Hav- 
ing eluded the W.O.'s for four years and successfully 
gathered his two-fives, he's stepping from behind the 
great gray walls into a world of sunshine and fair dam- 
sels. He loves 'em all. Here's to meeting you east of 
Suez, old timer — single. 

"Yuh oughta see my new one, Marsh, Dream of the 
Gods, no foolin'!" That's Nelson. 



Nelson Miles Parry 
scranton, pennsylvania 

"Nels" "Cherub" 



Football, B-Squad (4, 2, 
Class Football (j); 
Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); 
Class Lacrosse (4, $); 
Gymkhana Committee Qz). 



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HIS point of departure was that place of churches, 
homes, and husband-propelled baby carriages. 
Maybe he'll be a husband some day, but we are concerned 
mainly with the present. 

Plebe year he dwelt in a certain remote corner of Hades, 
but the remoteness of the corner did not conceal his 
latent possibilities from the envoys of the noseless-one. 
He, however, is far more conservative now than he was 
then; but his zeal is not on the wane — he piles up demos 
and faithfully walks them away. Maybe the W.O.'s 
have failed to understand him. 

Youngster year the greater part of his idle hours was 
spent in the reading of a certain voluminous history of 
the world. Outside affairs aroused him not. He lived in 
the past — when not forced to dwell in the brutal present 
— an impassionate and calm existence that benefited 
him greatly and lent him dignity. 

Second Class year, during the joyful period called 
Sep leave, he fell terribly, horribly, shockingly, in love. 

Study interests him only when it becomes absolutely 
necessary, that is, when he falls off the meridian aca- 
demically. When such an occasion arises he proves him- 
self equal to it by burying his thoughts in the troublesome 
text and ramming a fist in each ear with the result that 
he soon reaches the meridian again. 

Orchestra (2, 1). 




Jackson Lahn 
brooklyn, new york 

"Jack" 




Owen Hollis Hill 
norfolk, virginia 

"Hollis" 




IN the bright morning of 10 June, 19ZZ., the "raw 
material" was duly received by the Executive De- 
partment, and forthwith the molding process began. 
Hollis' education was administered by the Ac Depart- 
ment, but not without a struggle. His indoctrination, 
however, was more fortunate, for under the liberal tute- 
lage of the broom, he progressed rapidly. The first two 
years of his naval career, Hollis was able to keep the Ac 
Department at bay, and exhibited his athletic prowess 
on the track squad. As a track man, his epicurean ability 
readily proved itself. Gee! He surely did get hungry! 

A famous position of his was the studying pose. Hollis 
would confront the open book and hold his head as if 
he thought it would explode from too strong a charge of 
knowledge. 

The first half of Second Class year verified the "Olde 
Navee Fighte" with which Hollis is instilled. The Ac 
Department cheerfully furnished the opposition, and 
though at times the cerebral concoctions of Kirchoff, 
Newton and Zeuner appeared invincible, they -were 
finally worsted and the man is through the good old 
school which meant a lot to him. 

Track Squad (j); 
Class Track (2); 
Glee Club (2). 



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Raymond Starr Lamb 
new haven, connecticut 

"Raj" "Charlie" 



WHAT the Academy did to our Ray is exceeded only 
by what Ray did to our Academy. Hailing from the 
home port of the Eli's, he introduced much of the pro- 
vincial worldliness of a New England college town, with 
the exception of anything concerning the femmes. He 
was, until Second Class year, when he underwent a 
radical change, the reddest of Red Mikes. However, it 
might be said "still water runs deep." This is a reminder 
of his adventures in the foggy city and of a rainy night 
at the Academy. 

Believing that his talent for cheer leading had been 
noticed and not wishing to take that honor away from 
someone else, Ray went out for class football. 

Charlie has ever been a close follower of the footlights. 
It being said of him, that his irresistible hair and his 
enticing smile have been too much for stage celebrities, 
here and abroad, who have besieged him with letters, 
in futile attempts to gain such beauty secrets as the care 
of his profile and the kind of toothpaste he uses. He is 
also a great lover of nature, believing that a sunrise in 
Washington is worth two elsewhere; an ardent devotee 
of music, the latter being second only to his love for the 
weed, for which he will go to such lengths as are known 
to but few — at a time. We wonder what Ray will do as 
Engineer Officer during a smokeless run. 

Sub-Squad (4,5, 2); 
Football, B-Squad (j, 2, 




WHETHER or not a bigger-hearted, curlier-haired, 
pinker-cheeked youth could be found is not for us to 
judge, as we have had little experience along such lines; 
but it is certain that no other man who has had his day 
in athletics, command, scholastics and female hearts, 
has a prettier or more devastating blush. The less said 
about that blush the better. It has been costly. It has 
made it easier to find 'em, and incidentally — to feed 'em; 
but it has made it none the less hard to forget 'em. 

Bordentown Military Institute certainly sent us a 
sterling representative in Jim. He has been a help to the 
class in football and swimming, and he has paved the 
way for several reforms in the policy of the Academic 
Departments. He achieved the latter through his ability 
to listen to laughs for three months and then to be the 
one to laugh last after the semi-annual battles of wits. 

Rosie's failings are few. He was always promising 
some "short cop" that he'd get sore some day, or that 
he'd return from a hop on time — neither of which is 
serious or possible. He couldn't forget his New England 
training long enough to get sore; and he hasn't yet been 
able to make hack chronometer and "goodnight" 
synchronize. 

"What's it all about?" 

Class Football (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Class Lacrosse (4, 5, 2, r); 
Hop Committee (/). 
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James Russell Linsley, Jr. 
new london, connecticut 

"Jim" "Rosie" 




HOW many times do I have to tell you I can't write 
your doggone biography Fitz? Huh? I have to? 
Well, what in the name of all that's nautical am I going 
to write about? You won't let me mention your dragging 
average, or the number of bricks you've collected, or how 
many pink letters you get, or your passionate eyes, or 

Hey! Knock off heaving books around here! What 

in the deuce do you want me to do? Sit here and prate 
about "ye all-round athlete" simply because you're not 
on the weak squad? Or shall I rave about your experiences 
in Paris? You don't want to let those get out, do you? 
No? Well I suppose it would be rather inappropriate. At 
any rate you're going to have to let that Log cover go 
for a while and do this thing yourself. You're a — 
wonderful help for a biography!" 

Crew Squad Q4, 3, 2, 7), 26-Crossed Oar Q4), 

Block Numerals (j); 
Class Swimming (4, f), Numerals (4, f); 
Swimming Squad (2, 7), Block N (2); 
Log Staff (j, 5, 2, 7), Art Editor (7); 
Associate Editor, Lucky Bag; 
Trident Society (2, 7); 
Company Representative Q); 
Class Crest Committee; 
Class Ring Committee; 
Star (4, 5), Christmas Card Committee. 



John Sylvester 
denver, colorado 

"J awn" 





Deep-set eyes that blink so mildly 
'Midst a vast expressive blank, 
Match the stars that gleam so brightly 
On each side to show his rank. 
Heart and also midship section, 
Of noteworthy magnitude; 
Built for comfort, not for action, 
John delights in quietude. 
In the spring this six-foot laddie 
Wields an oar of wide renown. 
Makes an ideal "Big, strong crew-man," 
Toils much better sitting down: 
And, though many damsels woo him, 
Counting only looks and brawn, 
Dental smile and helping hand will 
Make him always just "Our Jawn." 

Crew Squad (4, 5, 2, 7), Captain (7), 26-Crossed Oar (4), 

ANA (4), Block N 0, 1), N Crossed Oars (2); 
Class Ring Committee; 
Christmas Card Committee; 
Associate Editor, Lucky Bag; 
Star (4, 3, 2, 7). 



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William Girard Myers 

cleburne, texas 

"Bill" 



BILL is one of the lads from the wide open spaces — 
where the men are men — a true bred-in-the-bone 
Texan. Washington and Houston are the fathers of the 
country, and the battles of Lexington and the Alamo 
mark its birth, so far as he is concerned. He has that 
Texan look and air, and therein was his greatest trouble. 
He has one noticeable weakness, and that you have 
probably noticed from his well-slicked hair. It was 
rumored that one young maiden, upon seeing him, 
exclaimed, "Oh, what wonderful hair!" 

He has failed to drag rarely, and then it was generally 
on account of the twins, Fidelity and Obedience. Not 
only did he make life more bearable for himself, by the 
company of the fairer sex, but he also helped his friends 
(?) by getting them a blind drag occasionally. The 
Academics haven't bothered him, except the slight 
annoyance of having to go to class when he should have 
been keeping up with his correspondence. For this, by 
the 'way, he held the non-stop record Second Class year. 
His athletic activities were varied, but limited, as 
he is addicted to that malady so much in evidence below 
the Mason and Dixon line — love of leisure. He went out 
for track Plebe year, but soon decided he wasn't fast 
enough (on the track) and became a member of the Radia- 
tor Club. 

Ex-pert Rifleman. 




MID-JUNE was a good time to leave the sweltering 
heat of Mississippi and Sophie was eager to 
sojourn among the cool sea breezes of Annapolis. The 
sad fact was, he leaped from the frying pan into the fire. 
Warm days are beautiful with white flannels, mint 
juleps, and hours of leisure, but with well starched white 
works, and plenty of infantry, the days are dreadful, 
regardless of sea breezes. In company with his newly 
made friends, he endured, suffered and enjoyed the days 
of work, ease, disappointments, joys, mysteries, dis- 
coveries, and all the counter effects of Plebe summer. 

A good foundation obtained in high school subdued 
for him the Plebe year Academics. It was the baffling 
search for the nth term and chasing the elusive ion that 
proved to be a stumbling block. However, he proved 
himself capable, found the nth term and chased the 
ion until he finished Juice. 

Sophie was a peculiar mixture of a Red Mike and 
Snake. Dragging rarely, he showed good taste, or poss- 
ibly it was good luck. There must be some hidden talent 
in this fellow for he writes often and has a book full of 
addresses. A little data for "would-be's" : He is a man of 
quality though handicapped in quantity. 



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Samuel Marion Tucker 
jackson, mississippi 

"Sophie" 




BEHOLD! A gentleman and a scholar. He is not an 
athlete, even though his appearance might suggest 
it. Knocking the daylights out of the Acs was Jess's 
favorite sport. Next to this came his interest in class 
affairs. If a very distinguished looking gentleman should 
ever have entered your room, soliciting or selling, you 
might have been blindfolded and yet have known it was 
Jess. He has a way with men as well as with the femtnes. 
Ah! There's the catch. He has a way with the women. 
Of course, like all modest men, he claims that women 
are nothing in his young life, but if one could have seen 
the number of letters Jess sent and received on the cruise, 
he would easily be convinced that he was anything but 
a Red Mike. Girls, when considering matrimony, look 
Jess over! He is — well, think for yourself, and then leap. 

"It doesn't take any intelligence to play bridge when 
you get all the cards; you win in spite of yourself. " 

"Whom are you dragging next week, Jess?' ' ' 'Oh, a girl 
from Washington; you don't know her." 

Lucky Bag Staj 
Star Q4, }, 2, i^ 
Class Lacrosse (2, 1). 




Jesse L. Phares 

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

"Jess" "Jack" 




George Edward Schade 
aspinwall, pennsylvania 

Schady 




GEORGE hails from the "Smoky City," and, among 
other things, is famous for his Pittsburgh Stogies. 
It is even rumored that on one occasion he was able to 
persuade his roommate to smoke one, but that was Plebe 
year, and everyone knows how Plebes are. 

Early in his Academy career, George found solace 
away from the cares of the world, by teaching Sunday 
School and joining the choir. He made such a success at 
both that, though the solace was later unnecessary, he 
indulged in both activities until graduation. 

Schady was an optimist, especially when it came to 
dragging, and he takes life as it comes. Every now and 
then the Acs got a hold on him and for a few days he 
would remark, "I'm going to resign and get it over." 
But he outwitted them every time. And so it goes, 
nothing ever getting him down. 

When the time comes for Schady to retire, he'll prob- 
ably offer to "shake" the retiring board to see whether 
he gets out or takes the place of one of them. Here's luck 
to him in the Service. May he never need it; but here it is 
anyway. 

"Let's go home and take the table out from under our 
mail." 

Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); 

Sunday School Teacher Q4, f); 

Sunday School Superintendent (2, /). 



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Nathaniel Scudder Prime 
yonkers, new york 

"Buck" 



BUCK is in misery when he is in love, and he can't be 
happy unless he is in misery. (He is always happy.) 
His leaves have helped him to get deeper and deeper into 
these entangling alliances. 

Run over in your mind all of the books you have read, 
heard of, or seen advertised and maybe there is one on 
the list he has not read. He reads all the time he isn't 
writing. Even books of professional nature, especially 
those concerning gas engines. 

He starred Plebe year, but Youngster year he exchanged 
the stellar marks for an increased correspondence. He 
graduated near the top of the list and what he didn't 
know (there is a lot that comes under this head) he 
made the Profs think he was the founder of, and in doing 
so used words of seven to twelve syllables, for which 
Webster would have used a dictionary. He never used 
less than six adjectives to each noun. 

He hopes some time to have time to build a car that 
will have all of the good qualities and none of the bad 
of other cars. He has put quite a little labor on the design- 
ing part of the work already. 

The stage was all set for the development of a Snake 
(he gets away big with the girls) but he lost his heart 
Second Class Sep leave. 

Black N * ■ 

Class Fencing Q, 2, 1); 

Trident Magazine, Advertising Manager; 

Trident Society (z). 




MIDSHIPMAN WATSON, W. A., sir, of Tennes- 
see," You didn't need that last word — he adver- 
tises it. A fear-inspiring grin, millions of teeth, and a 
gait like a truck-horse; and say! you know the type of 
chap who is forever springing clever little lines, snappy 
jokes, and all kinds of wise cracks? Well, he's one of 'em. 
Any time you come 'round he'd gladly introduce you to 
some of his practical demonstrations. Say! that's not all; 
he's a two-dollar Sheik, if ever there was one, and he's 
forever sobbing because he was born beautiful instead of 
rich. "Oh, Ladv Lou! Gaze on the above work of art. 
I'll guarantee that the photographer chappie did his 
best to make him presentable, but of all the hopeless 
tasks!" I'm at home to callers bent on congratulating 
me for my forbearance and control in not having heaved 
him over the sea-wall long since. Describe him? Oh, I 
couldn't! 'Twould be too heartless, and after all he's 
been a good foil these three years past. I'll be charitable. 

We won't speak of dancing (he calls it that) because 
if you're a girl it would break your heart, and if you're 
a man you'd split your sides. I leave you in pleasant 
contemplation of the rugged and inspiringly handsome 
features of this naval officer extraordinary. 

"Sound Taps, boys, for Heaven's sakes!" 

Lucky Bag. 



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William Allison Watson 

savannah, tennessee 

Phillies " " Wats 







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W, come on! I ain't goin' in that pool today. 



They'll have to push me in. 

"I'll wear my cap so far down on my nose they'll tell 
me to pull it back." 

"You oughter see my web-footed Delaware Spaniel; 
boy, there's a dawg, no foolin'." Famous sayings all, 
and typical of our own dear Bolshevik. He never said a 
word until after breakfast and then — well, you've read 
the above. "Knock off" griping Reybold." "I'm not 
griping." 

Rye was the saltiest of specimens at the Naval mu- 
seum; and the little sea horses all vie with one another 
to imitate his swagger and nautical dress. Salty? Why 
he's been out on Delaware Bay, to say nothing of having 
been through the canal in a rowboat — a rowboat. Yes, 
sir, that canal — up by Delaware City. 

Jake is more or less of a Red Mike, yet he always 
seemed to get letters from some sweet little Miss some- 
where, and someday we hope to get a glimpse of this 
queen whose charms have captivated him. 

Four years with you were great, Jake. You're a pal 
we won't forget. We trust the future to let us hear a 
piping voice yelling for someone to "snap out of it." 
We'll recognize it and then — oh, boy! We'll drink to the 
past at our leisure. 

Class Baseball (4), Numerals Q4). 




John Keane Reybold 
delaware city, delaware 

"Jake" "Rye" 




Fondville Lee Tedder 
denison, texas 

"Tex" "Ted" 




SAY, Mister, what's the deesert tonight?" 
"Lemon ice and ginger cookies, sir"; and here we 
have Fondville. 

This square shouldered lad decided that he would like 
to follow the briny blue, so at the age of seventeen he 
left the haunts of his home in Denison to become a Naval 
Officer. Plebe year was a little trying as the Ac Depart- 
ment and he could not agree on the subject of literature, 
but by constant boning, he fooled them. 

As for dragging, he did not indulge to any great extent 
— the fair sex having little attraction for him. In ath- 
letics, he was out-standing — by his absence. He was a 
member of the great Radiator Club, and mustered fre- 
quently with the sub and weak-squads. His favorite 
pastime was standing in front of the mirror combing 
his curly locks of hair, which are of rare beauty. He 
would also join in an argument which he won nearly 
every time, for his penetrating voice subdues all others., 
who, in order to have peace, would take what he said 
for granted. 

Somebody wishes you lots of luck, Ted. May your 
hair never lose its curl, nor your voice its penetration. 

Sub-Squad (2); 
Class Lacrosse (5, 2); 
Sub Squad (j, 2); 
Gymkhana (4). 



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Henry Dirk Rozendal 
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